China and Singapore to deepen cooperation, lift bilateral ties
China is willing to work with Singapore to make better use of the mechanism meetings to better provide strategic planning and policy guidance for bilateral cooperation and lift China-Singapore relations to a new level, Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng said on Thursday.
During a phone conversation with Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, Han said the high-level cooperation between China and Singapore is developing vigorously and has become increasingly forward-looking, strategic and exemplary.
The China-Singapore bilateral cooperation mechanism meetings are an important platform for deepening high-level exchanges between the two countries and are playing a key role in the overall planning for bilateral practical cooperation, Han said.
For his part, Heng spoke highly of the unique values and the important role of the China-Singapore bilateral cooperation mechanism meetings as a platform, saying that under the strong guidance of the leaders of Singapore and China, bilateral cooperation has pivoted with the times and achieved fruitful results.
Singapore is ready to join hands with China to make full use of the mechanism meetings to continuously deepen mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries, he said.
Heng added that Singapore supports China in optimizing epidemic prevention and control measures and highly commends China for effectively safeguarding the lives, health and safety of the Chinese people.
(Cover: A view of the Singapore exhibition area at the 5th China International Import Expo in Shanghai, China, November 5, 2022. /CFP)