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Singapore eyes digital connectivity to fuel post-COVID growth

City seeks high-tech partnerships with Japan, Australia, New Zealand

Singapore Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said digitalization and connectivity are key to economic growth in a keynote speech at Nikkei Forum Innovative Asia 2021 in the city-state. (Photo by Weixiang Lim)

SINGAPORE -- Singapore aims to build up digital connectivity with key trading partners, its minister for trade and industry said, as it strives to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and seek future growth.

Speaking at the Nikkei Forum Innovative Asia 2021 held offline and online on Tuesday, Chan Chun Sing said that the city-state "will work with like-minded partners like Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Chile to break new grounds for digital connectivity and data flows to enable the next lap of economic growth."

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