Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is in Singapore for an official visit on 9 December 2022. 

Photo Caption: Pakistan Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Bilawal Bhutto Zardari calls on President Halimah Yacob, 9 December 2022. 

Minister Zardari called on President Halimah Yacob at the Istana, where they reaffirmed the longstanding and friendly ties between Singapore and Pakistan. They noted the scope for enhanced engagement between the businesses, peoples, and governments of both countries. They also exchanged views on developments in the region.

 Minister Zardari was also hosted to breakfast by Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. Both Ministers reviewed the growth in trade between Pakistan and Singapore, and looked forward to increasing exports in food and agricultural products. The Ministers agreed to enhance cooperation in areas including trade facilitation, digital economy and digital finance, as well as strengthen people-to-people exchanges and capacity building under the Singapore Cooperation Programme. The Ministers also discussed regional strategic issues.

Photo Caption: Breakfast hosted by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, for Pakistan Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, 9 December 2022.