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Globalisation has brought Asia, Africa closer

PM Lee stresses that more needs to be done for the region to appreciate what the continent has to offer

Mr Lee noted that this year's conference would allow Asian and African nations to exchange ideas on how to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, which will be launched at the UN later this year.


AFTER Singapore became independent 50 years ago, the government sent missions to various African countries to explore new trade and business opportunities.

Things were slow to take off, however, and in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's words, Singapore was "perhaps ahead of