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Asia, Africa set for closer ties, says Grace Fu

Foreign direct investment and trade between the two regions jumped from US2.8b in 1990 to US$270b in 2012

Singapore has responded to the new opportunities for cooperation arising from the political and economic transformation in Africa, said Ms Fu at the Asian-African Ministerial Meeting in Jakarta on Monday.


ASIA and Africa, the world's two fastest growth nodes, are poised for closer cooperation and dialogue in the next decade, said Singapore's Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Grace Fu in the Indonesian capital on Monday.

On its part, Singapore will continue to push for