SCCCI will play key role in strengthening Singapore’s partnership with China: PM Lee

SCCCI will play key role in strengthening Singapore’s partnership with China: PM Lee

Speaking at the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Industry's 110th anniversary dinner, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the Chinese Chamber's historic roots in helping immigrants from China settle in Singapore has helped build networks with China, Singapore's largest trading partner.

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Industry (SCCCI) will play a key role in strengthening Singapore's partnership with China, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the 110th anniversary dinner of SCCCI on Friday (Sep 23).

Mr Lee said the Chinese Chamber's historic roots in helping immigrants from China settle in Singapore has helped build networks with China, Singapore's largest trading partner.

Speaking in Mandarin, Mr Lee said: "SCCCI has built extensive networks both in Singapore and overseas, including the new business leaders and immigrants from China. SCCCI can bring the diverse groups together, gather resources and information from a wide range of sources, and through different channels help local businesses do business in China.

“The Government will continue to support this. For example, the IE-SCCCI Singapore Enterprise Centre (ISSEC) in Shanghai has served more than 5,000 companies in three years. SCCCI can create more wins for both Singapore and China, to help strengthen their partnership."

Source: CNA/ms

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