Fundraising campaign ongoing for needy families in Bukit Panjang, Holland-Bukit Timah

Fundraising campaign ongoing for needy families in Bukit Panjang, Holland-Bukit Timah

Extra help is on the way to needy families in Bukit Panjang and Holland-Bukit Timah. Fundraising has kicked off to help eligible households cope with the rising cost of living. They will receive $200 worth of supermarket vouchers each. The…

Tensions over Taiwan: Need to avoid accidents and miscalculations, says Vivian Balakrishnan

Tensions over Taiwan: Need to avoid accidents and miscalculations, says Vivian Balakrishnan

China and the US are not looking for conflict over the issue of Taiwan, but both sides need to take a stand for political reasons, which runs the risk of accidents and miscalculations. Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan made…

S'pore and M'sia hope to restore full air connectivity in coming weeks, months: Vivian Balakrishnan

S’pore and M’sia hope to restore full air connectivity in coming weeks, months: Vivian Balakrishnan

Singapore and Malaysia hope to restore full connectivity in the coming weeks and months. Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan gave this update during a visit to Malaysia, where he spoke about bilateral relations that he described as “strong, dependable and…

Singapore and Germany to explore ways to deeper cooperation in cybersecurity, sustainability

Singapore and Germany to explore ways to deeper cooperation in cybersecurity, sustainability

Singapore and Germany have said they can do more together in new areas such as cybersecurity and sustainable development. In Berlin, Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock also discussed strengthening people-to-people ties and multilateralism. Dr…

Differing views on Ukraine conflict could worsen US-China relations: Vivian Balakrishnan

Differing views on Ukraine conflict could worsen US-China relations: Vivian Balakrishnan

Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan has said the conflict in Ukraine could worsen US-China relations because of their different approaches to the war. He said both countries need to work out a new agreement to reduce their zero-sum competition and…

MFA helped bring home over 4,600 Singaporeans from overseas since start of COVID-19 pandemic

MFA helped bring home over 4,600 Singaporeans from overseas since start of COVID-19 pandemic

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has helped more than 4,600 Singaporeans return home since the COVID-19 pandemic began. This includes 450 people who were stranded in Malaysia since March 2020. Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said his ministry ensured no Singaporean…

ASEAN to issue statement calling for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine: Vivian Balakrishnan

ASEAN to issue statement calling for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine: Vivian Balakrishnan

ASEAN will soon call for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine, even as attempts to send humanitarian assistance continue. Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said developments are “a stark reminder” of how vulnerable small states are when confronted by larger, more…