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Minister of Finance and future prime minister of Singapore meets Amb. Brandi

Foto Ambasciatore con il Vice Primo Ministro di Singapore Lawrence Wong

Italy’s Ambassador to Singapore, Dante Brandi, had a fruitful meeting with Singapore’s Minister of Finance and future Prime Minister, Lawrence Wong. During the discussion, they reiterated their commitment to strengthen the robust state of bilateral relations, leveraging the increasing and vibrant presence of the Italian business community in Singapore, and supporting efforts aimed at projecting Italian start-ups into the Singaporean ecosystem, such as the “Global Start-up Program 2024,” organized by Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) and Italian Trade Agency (ICE), focusing on fintech and insurtech companies with the significant support of the Bank of Italy. Additionally, they discussed investment opportunities for both public and private Singaporean entities in Italy, following the recent announcement of Singaporean company Silicon Box’s investment in Italy for chiplet production (3.2 billion euros), along with Singaporean sovereign wealth funds’ investments in urban regeneration projects in Italy. They acknowledged the importance of financial cooperation within the G20 framework and on pressing global issues like artificial intelligence, green transition, and multinational corporations’ taxation. Lastly, they emphasized the significance of upholding and reinforcing the rules-based international system amidst current geopolitical tensions, exchanging insightful perspectives on China.