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Singapore’s diplomatic relations


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Singapore’s diplomatic relations

  1. 1. Singapore’s diplomatic<br /> relations <br />Done by:<br /><ul><li>Weijie(27)
  2. 2. Henry (32)
  3. 3. Jin Hui (31)</li></li></ul><li>Choice of diplomatic Relations<br />Bilateral relations<br />
  4. 4. List of some Singapore’s<br />Bilateral Relations<br />Singapore-China bilateral relations<br />Singapore-India bilateral relations<br />Singapore-Malaysia bilateral relations<br />
  5. 5. Examples of Singapore-China<br /> Bilateral Relations<br />China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement aka (CSFTA)<br />China-Singapore Suzhou Industry Park<br />Tianjin Eco-City projects<br />
  6. 6. Bilateral currency swap arrangement between Singapore and China<br />1)Promote bilateral trade and direct investment for economic development of the two countries<br />2) Strengthen regional economic resilience and financial stability<br />
  7. 7. Example of Singapore-India<br /> Bilateral Relationship<br />Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement<br />A<br />I<br />M<br />S<br />To increase trade, investments and economic cooperation and expanded bilateral cooperation on maritime security, training forces, conducting joint exercises, developing military technology and fighting terrorism.<br />
  8. 8. Examples of Singapore-Malaysia<br /> Bilateral Relationship<br /><ul><li>Agreement between Malaysia and Singapore for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to taxes on Income
  9. 9. Memorandum of Understanding on the Acquisition of Malayan Railway Administration Land by the Singapore Government
  10. 10. Air Transport Agreement Between the Government of Malaysia and Singapore for Air Services Between and Beyond their Respective Territories</li></li></ul><li>Benefits of Bilateral Relations<br />Acquire advanced technological skills <br />Example: During Singapore's sudden independence Singapore appealed to the international community for technical assistance and military aid. Israel send over a mission to jumpstart Singapore's economy and create, from scratch, Singapore's armed forces and its Ministry of Defence<br />By acquiring advanced technological skills, Singapore is able to develop into a stronger country which is able to defend her own interest via deterrence and other measures <br />
  11. 11. Promote political , cultural and economic ties<br />Political: <br /> In 1965, Singapore was concerned with China-backed communist threats as well as domination from Malaysia and Indonesia and sought a close strategic relationship with India, which it saw as a counter-balance to Chinese influence and a partner in achieving regional security<br />Benefits of Bilateral Relations<br />
  12. 12. <ul><li>Cultural:</li></ul> Cultural exchanges have been accentuated by encouraging the participation of Israeli artists in international events in Singapore, cultivating a broad interest in Israeli performing arts. The yearly Film Festival has grown to become a cornerstone in the structured framework of activities<br />Benefits of Bilateral Relations<br />
  13. 13. Benefits of Bilateral Relations<br />Economic: <br />Create substantial benefits for both countries<br />The bilateral Free Trade Agreement, the Suzhou Industrial Park, and the China-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City had served as good examples of sound bilateral cooperation that created substantial benefit for both peoples.<br />Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan<br />
  14. 14. Benefits of Bilateral Relations<br />Conclusion: <br />By having strong political, cultural and economic ties, Singapore is able to gain allies and friendships among other countries who will be willing to help Singapore in times of needs as Singapore is an important country to them too.<br />
  15. 15. Benefits of Bilateral Relations<br />Military Cooperation<br />-In 2003, India and Singapore signed a bilateral agreement on expanding military cooperation, conducting joint military training, developing military technology and achieving maritime security. The Singaporean Navy and the Indian Navy have conducted joint naval exercises and training since 1993 such as SIMBEX and MILAN near India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands. India and Singapore have also expanded their cooperation in fighting terrorism.<br />Due to limited space in Singapore, by having military cooperation with other countries will thus allows Singapore to train her military elsewhere abroad to kept up with the current warfare scenarios and also provide a good joint forces against common enemies due to good communications with each other.<br />
  16. 16. So why is bilateral relations better than other diplomatic relations?<br />
  17. 17. Effectiveness<br />Since bilateral relations is the diplomatic relations between 2 countries,<br /> thus this will ensure a faster and more effective way to resolve or discuss any problems<br />This is because meetings held between each representatives from their respective countries<br /> will not be affected and thus delayed by other representatives’ schedules. <br />Therefore<br />Bilateral relation is better than regional relations such as the ASEAN or the international relations such as UN as it produce effective and fast results without needing to wait for a suitable time for all countries to meet up and tackle the problem together which will take further more discussions and arguments,<br />leading to more time taken up.<br />
  18. 18. Better Relationship<br />By having good bilateral relations, both countries will develop stronger friendships ties than other relations and thus help one another. For example, China hopes that Singapore would continue to play a positive role in promoting relations between China and the Association of Southeast East Asian Nations (ASEAN). This was a statement by Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan to Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng during a meeting in Beijing. This shows Singapore being the middleman between ASEAN and China and thus China will form a better relationship with Singapore as Singapore aided China a lot which ensure her growth.<br />
  19. 19. Better Relationship<br /> International relations and regional relations organizations such as ASEAN and UN consists of different member countries. Therefore, any decisions made by any member countries will affect all members. This will increase the amount of disputes among members if not handled well, affecting the relationships inside the committee. However, by having bilateral relations with another countries, the decisions made will not affect and involve other countries.<br />
  20. 20. National interest<br /> By joining a national or regional relations’ committee, the burden of a fellow member country will trouble all members of the committee. Thus, having bilateral relations will prevent that from happening and ensures that Singapore will not be overwhelmed with burden and problems caused by other countries’ mess, resulting Singapore’s national interest not to be affected and turn for the worse due to these burdens.<br />
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