Shivraj Singh Chouhan on 4-day visit to Singapore from Jan 12

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Singapore, Jan 11: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be on a four-day visit to Singapore from tomorrow during which he will meet the country's top leadership to seek investment and will also be conferred with prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship.

During the visit, Chouhan will call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and will meet Trade and Industries Minister, Defence and Foreign Minister and various business leaders to seek investment in Madhya Pradesh, officials said.


The Chief Minister will be conferred with the Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship on January 13. Chouhan is the fourth Indian to receive the prestigious fellowship, incepted in 1991 for contribution to national development and efforts to promote international goodwill.

The previous Indian recipients of the fellowship are former Vice Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, former Union Minister Arun Shourie and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

During the visit, Chouhan will also deliver a lecture organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies, a think tank in the National University of Singapore, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said.

On January 14, Chouhan and his delegation will address Singapore businessmen at a seminar organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry with the support of the Indian High Commission.


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