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SINGAPORE, September 24 (Itar-Tass) — First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov has arrived in Singapore. During his working trip Shuvalov will take part in a session of the Russian-Singaporean High-Level Intergovernmental Commission and the Russian-Singaporean Business Forum, an official at Shuvalov’s secretariat said.
According to the official, “In the course of the session the Commission plans to discuss cooperation between our countries, including bilateral trade and business and investment cooperation. The commission's members will make reports on cooperation in education, healthcare, housing construction and social welfare.”
Bilateral cooperation in the context of the Customs Union and Common Economic Space will be a new topic on the Commission’s agenda.
Shuvalov as a Co-chairman of the Intergovernmental Commission from Russia will meet with his Singaporean counterpart Tharman Shanmugaratnam.
The Russian-Singaporean Business Forum will discuss current business-relations and new guidelines for interaction between the business communities of both countries, in particular, “guidelines and projects for cooperation in trade, the participation of Singaporean investors in privatising Russian enterprises and launching business projects in Siberia and the Far East, including those within the framework of special economic zones, and innovative cooperation in real estate management,” the official said.