Visit to Singapore
May 17th to May 23rd, 2023
As a part of the Centre's outreach efforts, CCA Director Sam Bidwell was fortunate enough to travel to Singapore in May 2023 for a series of one-to-one meetings with key Singaporean stakeholders, alongside an appearance at the Royal Commonwealth Society Asia-Pacific Conference 2023. You can find out more about the week's activities below. The trip proved successful in helping to build the Centre's profile in Asia, and provided a number of informative perspectives on how the Commonwealth can better deliver value for its member states.
Travel to Singapore via Bahrain
15:00: Conversation with Trade and Investment Team at British High Commission, 'Singapore As A Nexus For Commonwealth Trade'
16:00: Meeting with Jeyanti Yorke and Janaka Alahapperuma of Leaders.org, 'Singapore's Commonwealth Business Community'
Morning: Attended the RCS Asia-Pacific Conference, including remarks from HE Jean De Dieu Uwihanganye, Rwandan High Commissioner to Singapore
12:00: Meeting with Hon. Gerald Giam, 'The Commonwealth In Singapore'
15:00: Meeting with Dep. Sec. and Fmr. High Commissioner to the UK, Foo Chi Hsia, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'The UK's Indo-Pacific Tilt'
All day: RCS Asia-Pacific Conference, including short address on the new Centre for Commonwealth Affairs
All day: Finding out about urban eco-design at the Gardens By The Bay
All day: Fact-finding mission to Johor Bahru, including engagement with representatives of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Travel to London via Bahrain