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Regional diplomacy in singapore

  1. 1. Regional Diplomacy in Singapore Name: Lim Eng Liang Thomas Quek Liang Chen You Lionel Teo
  2. 2. Our Stand <ul><li>We feel that regional diplomacy has benefited Singapore the most as compared to other types of diplomacy types. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why is it more beneficial than the other forms of diplomacy ? <ul><li>Globalization and interdependence have made all states aware that neighborhood cooperation works to mutual benefit. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Since regional diplomacy > practiced within a closed circle of neighboring states. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many problems that affect a country > usually present within the area a country is present in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Therefore,more effective to co-operate with neighboring countries to eliminate the common problem efficiently. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Why is it more beneficial than the other forms of diplomacy? <ul><li>Small countries see the benefit of numbers, for economic and political advantage. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Power in numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow small countries to consolidate economical and political power to their advantage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Relations > too big </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bilateral Relations > 2 countries only. Too small! </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Why is it more beneficial than the other forms of diplomacy? <ul><li>Combine strengths of member countries in region > association becomes stronger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better position when dealing with other countries or associations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As compared to bilateral relations, this type of relation is more stronger, powerful and convincing to other counties. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Why is it more beneficial than the other forms of diplomacy? <ul><li>United + collective voice that represents rather small and “insignificant” countries. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthen position and opinion when negotiating with powerful nations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bilateral relation > too few countries, voice might be deemed weak </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International relations > too MANY countries, voice might be insignificant </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Singapore’s Involvement In ASEAN <ul><li>Education and professional exchange. </li></ul><ul><li>Economic cooperation and assistance. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Education and Professional Exchange <ul><li>Contributes technical knowledge and expertise. Eg, singapore provided technical training to 1700 officials from Laos since 1933. </li></ul><ul><li>Singapores offers scholarships for students in ASEAN. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Economic Cooperation and Assistance <ul><li>Launched the Initiative for ASEAN Integration(IAI) project which helped to narrow economic between member countries. </li></ul><ul><li>As part of the initiative, Singapore offered a 5-year aid package of over $80million to selected countries. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Benefits of Regional Relations to Singapore <ul><li>Combines the strength of member countries, thus being better when negotiating with other countries or associatations. </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of economical, social and cultural development. </li></ul><ul><li>Protect peace and stability of the region. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide opportunity for member countries to resolve problems peacefully. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Benefits of Regional Relations to Singapore <ul><li>ASEAN’s Free Trade Agreement have enabled Singapore to save on taxes on its exports to other ASEAN member countries as well as countries such as Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and most recently India, and promote trade too. </li></ul><ul><li>ASEAN’s Regional Forum have enabled Singapore to discuss security issues and resolve issues peacefully with not only member countries but other countries as well. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Bibliography <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook </li></ul>