|Project Category||Workshops / Seminars|
|Project Purpose & Description||
The Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) Journalists’ Visit Programme (JVP) is one of Singapore’s National Projects under the FEALAC umbrella. The JVP is intended as a platform to enhance understanding between Latin America and East Asia through exchanges at the people-to-people level, and has attracted sustained interest from participants year after year.
Since 2000, Singapore has organised 18 FEALAC JVPs with a total of 108 participants from 17 Latin American countries (Argentina; Brazil; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; and Venezuela). Other East Asian FEALAC members such as Australia, China, Indonesia, and Thailand have also leveraged on the journalists’ presence in Singapore to invite participants of the JVP to visit their countries. This has enhanced cross-regional and cross-cultural understanding.
|Activity Description & Outcome||Singapore hosted the 18th FEALAC JVP from 10 to 14 September 2018 in conjunction with the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix. Participants met Singapore political office holders, government agencies and officials, and the local media. The programme also included social aspects which facilitated people-to-people contact and the exchange of ideas on sustainable development, good governance, thoughtful housing policy, urban transport solutions, and water resource management.|
|Participants||Member Countries||Latin American countries|
|Project Contact Point||Name||LEE ZHU'AI SIAN|
|Position||Country Officer (Latin America & the Caribbean)|
|Department||Americas Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore|
|Telephone||+65 6379 8235|
|Fax||+65 6479 5377|