Committee of Supply 2021 debate, Day 2: Edward Chia on riding on ASEAN connection for post-COVID recovery
01 Mar 2021 01:40pm
Singapore must have a deeper cultural understanding of the ASEAN region to ride on its potential as an economic powerhouse. MP Edward Chia, who made this call in Parliament on Monday (Mar 1), said greater interconnectedness is necessary as the path to recovery will be long-drawn, uncertain and uneven in a post-COVID world. He proposed that Industry Transformation Maps help to promote understanding of how things are done in the region to build stable partnerships. He asked how the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will strengthen partnerships and people-to-people connections with other countries.