On Oct 3, more than 800 guests including guest of honour Senior Minister of State Dr Mohamad Maliki bin Osman, gathered at the German European School Singapore to celebrate 28 years of cooperation between the German Embassy of Singapore and AHK Singapur.

In his speech, Dr Ulrich Sante, Germany’s ambassador to Singapore, highlighted the need for the European Union and ASEAN nations to “join our efforts in defending the multilateral way to solve the world’s problems, the multilateral way to regulate international trade, the multilateral way to define the rules which govern the rights and obligations of States. The EU and ASEAN are natural allies in this quest. It is therefore high time in our eyes to lift their relations between EU and ASEAN to a more strategic level.”

(Related: The Peak Ambassador Dinner with Germany)