The Czech government Monday approved the establishment of a new embassy in Singapore and diplomats will start work as of January 2020, local media reported.
So far, Czech interests in Singapore have been represented by the embassy in Indonesia and there was a Czech honorary consul in Singapore.
In January this year, Prime Minister Andrej Babis visited Singapore. Calling Singapore trade center of Southeast Asia, Babis said the Czech Republic needs to have a full-fledged representation in the country.
Czech exports to Singapore have been rising since 2015. In 2018, trade between the two countries amounted to 19 billion crowns (about 826 million U.S. dollars), according to Czech News Agency.