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South Australian firms encouraged to use S'pore as base to expand

Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam has encouraged South Australian companies to use Singapore as a base to expand to Southeast Asia.

SINGAPORE: Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam has encouraged South Australian companies to use Singapore as a base to expand to Southeast Asia.

Dr Tan, who is on a six-day state visit to Australia, was speaking to South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill during a meeting in Adelaide.

Dr Tan and Mr Weatherill discussed trade and investment ties between Singapore and South Australia, and agreed to explore opportunities to strengthen the economic relationship further.

They also reaffirmed the strong education ties between Singapore and South Australia, including the strong presence of Singaporean students there and the establishment of the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre in 1998 in Singapore.

Later, Dr Tan met the governor of South Australia Kevin Scarce at the Government House.

They reaffirmed strong Singapore-Australia relations and agreed there is potential for further development in the South Australian tourism industry. 

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