Istana, Singapore
December 15, 2016

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was welcomed by President Tony Tan Keng Yam upon his arrival at the Istana in Singapore.

The two leaders proceeded to a talk at the West Room Istana Main Building where they discussed ways on how to boost economic cooperation between the Philippines and Singapore.

During the meeting, President Yam urged the Singaporean business leaders to invest beyond Metro Manila in the Philippines, saying that Cebu City and Davao City are now the best options for Singapore companies to establish their business ventures.

“Singapore companies can contribute to the Philippines’ development of quality infrastructure, urban planning, and information and communications technology services,” President Yam said.

President Duterte, together with Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez, are set to meet with the Singapore Business Federation on the last day of the Chief Executive’s state visit to Singapore.

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