With the 20th anniversary of their diplomatic ties approaching, China and Singapore on Thursday underlined their commitment to seeking stronger relations.
“As this year marks the 20th anniversary of our diplomatic ties, China would like to work with Singapore to take relations to a new high and contribute to world and regional peace and stability,” Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping told visiting Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.
China and Singapore will mark the anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties on Oct. 3, 2010.
Teo said a range of events were being planned for the 20th anniversary with a view to marking and strengthening the relations.
Teo was leading a defense delegation to visit China in his capacity as Singapore’s Defense Minister.