Following a gathering between Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong and Chinese Vice Premier Ding Xuexiang, Singapore and China have mutually agreed upon a 30-day visa exemption for its residents.
The mentioned assembly was part of Wong’s official go to to China to co-chair the nineteenth Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC), twenty fourth China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) Joint Steering Council (JSC), fifteenth Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City (TEC) JSC, and the seventh China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity (CCI) JSC conferences on December 7, as per an official assertion from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The exemption will come into impact in Early 2024.
“As a part of ongoing efforts to strengthen people-to-people hyperlinks, either side agreed to deepen cultural and academic exchanges. The individuals actions can be facilitated by a mutual 30-day visa exemption association. Both sides are figuring out the operational particulars, with the intention to implement in early 2024,” an official statement learn.
Apart from this, the 2 lawmakers additionally “dedicated to furthering bilateral ties via exchanges on management growth and social governance”.
As many as 24 agreements, overlaying sectors akin to commerce and training, have been signed between the 2 nations through the assembly.