SINGAPORE, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Singaporean Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean on Wednesday said that upholding openness and interconnection rather than engaging in zero-sum self-interest remain guideposts for the city-state to secure its place in a world of turbulence and uncertainty.
Teo, who is also the coordinating minister for national security, made the remarks while addressing the Asia Future Summit.
Noting that global issues such as tackling climate change, cross-border and cyber-crime require collective action, Teo said that Singapore stands ready to work with like-minded partners to deliver influence.
Teo also called for strengthening multinational organizations such as the United Nations to reflect new interests.
The event themes "Revisiting Lee Kuan Yew's View Of The World: Looking Ahead To Singapore And Asia's Future Amid Turbulent Times" to mark the birth centenary of Singapore's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.
The two-day summit is jointly held by the Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao and the Business Times.