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The 31st Singapore Lecture

Angela Merkel

Publication Year: 2011

The Singapore Lecture Series was inaugurated in 1980 by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies with a founding endowment from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), and augmented by generous donation in 1983 from Exxon Mobil Asia Pacific. The Singapore Lecture is designed to provide the opportunity for distinguished statesmen, scholars, and writers and other similarly highly qualified individuals specializing in banking and commerce, international economics and finance and philosophical and world strategic affairs to visit Singapore. The presence of such eminent personalities will allow Singaporeans, especially the younger executive and decision-makers in both the public and private sectors, to have the benefit of exposure to — through the Lecture, televised discussions, and private consultations - leaders of thought and knowledge in various fields, thereby enabling them to widen their experience and perspectives. On 2 June 2011, the 31st Singapore Lecture was delivered by Her Excellency Dr Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, under the distinguished Chairmanship of Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Minister for Manpower, Singapore.

Published by: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

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Table of Contents

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pp. v-vi

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1. Welcome Remarks

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pp. 1-3

Madam Chancellor, it is our pleasure and our honour to have you with us this morning. On behalf of the organizers, I thank you for agreeing to deliver the Singapore Lecture on the occasion of your first official visit to Singapore as Chancellor. ...

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2. The 31st Singapore Lecture

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pp. 4-13

First, I would like to thank you very much for the warm welcome we received here in Singapore — also on behalf of our entire delegation, which comprises Members of the German Bundestag as well as business representatives. For us, it is both a pleasure and an honour to be your guests and to get a sense of your country’s dynamic spirit. ...

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3. The 31st Singapore Lecture (German translation)

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pp. 14-25

Zuerst möchte ich mich sehr herzlich für den freundlichen Empfang hier in Singapur bedanken — auch im Namen unserer ganzen Delegation, die aus Mitgliedern des Deutschen Bundestages und aus Vertretern der Wirtschaft besteht. Wir freuen uns und es ist uns eine Ehre, hier bei Ihnen zu Gast zu sein und ein wenig von der Dynamik Ihres Landes zu spüren. ...

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About the Author

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pp. 26-27

She was born on 17 July 1954 in Hamburg, and spent most of her childhood in Templin, Brandenburg. After studying physics at Leipzig University (1973–1978), she moved to Berlin where her field of research at the Central Institute of Physical Chemistry at the Academy of Sciences was quantum chemistry. ...


E-ISBN-13: 9789814345712
Print-ISBN-13: 9789814345705

Page Count: 32
Publication Year: 2011

Edition: 1

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  • Germany -- Relations -- Singapore.
  • Singapore -- Relations -- Germany.
  • Research industrial -- Government policy -- Germany.
  • Research industrial -- Government policy -- Singapore.
  • European Union.
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