Europe Day 2019 celebrations in Singapore were held at the Asian Civilisations Museum – a museum that celebrates through its excellently curated collection the many connected strands of our rich and diverse cultures. The setting which included a terrace overlooking the Singapore River was greatly appreciated by the over 400 guests in attendance.

Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations Mr S.Iswaran was the guest-of-honour. In his speech Mr Iswaran said the ratification of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) and the EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement (EUSIPA), “sends a strong signal of the EU’s commitment to free and open trade.”

“Together with the EU-Singapore Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, these three agreements will guide our relations to even greater heights,” said Mr Iswaran. The ceremony also included the handing over of The Schuman Cup. Eight teams competed – an all-time high – in the fifth edition of our popular football tournament.  For the first time, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs lifted the Cup.