Singapore and Vietnam launch strategic partnership

Singapore and Vietnam launch strategic partnership
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (left) shakes hands with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung at the Government Office in Hanoi on Wednesday, Sept 11, 2013. Mr Lee is in Hanoi for a three day visit to Vietnam from Sept 11 to 13.

In trade, both countries have agreed to step up cooperation in sectors such as transport, infocomms technology, finance and banking. They have also agreed to look into other promising areas like cruise tourism, commodities trading, healthcare and agriculture. Vietnam and Singapore are also working to increase air traffic between the two countries and with the rest of the world.

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