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Bilateral Relations between the Czech Republic and the Republic of Singapore

Czechoslovakia maintained consular relations already in the interwar period with the British Crown Colony of Singapore. The Czechoslovak consulate in Singapore operated from 1935 to 1938. Singapore was occupied by the Japanese from 1942 to 1945 and became a British colony again after World War II.

After Singapore became a member of the Federation of Malaya in 1963, the government showed a desire to break away from its political and economic dependence on the UK and the USA and was interested in establishing contacts with various states. Numerous trade delegations were exchanged between the Czechoslovakia and Singapore during those years, exploring the possibilities of expanding trade and political relations.

On 23 November 1973, during his visit to Singapore, Mr. Chňoupek, the Czechoslovak Minister of Foreign Affairs, and his Singaporean counterpart Mr. Rajaratnam signed a Czechoslovak-Singaporean communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic relations at the level of an embassy. Czechoslovakia accredited an ambassador to the Republic of Singapore based in Rangoon (Burma). Since 1982, a Czechoslovak ambassador based in Jakarta (Indonesia) was accredited in Singapore.

Singapore recognised the newly independent Czech Republic in 1993, with its representation from Jakarta until 1996 when there was established a Czech Embassy in Singapore, headed at the level of chargé d'affaires. In 2008, the Czech Foreign Office in Singapore was closed unfortunately. The relations were again maintained from the Czech Embassy in Jakarta until 2020, with the help of the honorary consulate of the Czech Republic headed by Mr. Kwee Liong Seen. During the 2017 and 2019 high-level visits, the issue of the reopening of the Czech Embassy in Singapore was raised, which eventually took place between 2020 and 2021. As per diplomatic practice, the honorary consulate was closed in 2020 in conjunction with the aforementioned formal opening of the Czech Embassy in Singapore. 

A CzechTrade foreign office was established in Singapore in 2015.

The Honorary Consulate General of Singapore, headed by Mr Martin Plachý, is located in Opletalova Street in Prague.

Ambassador's Speech at National Day Reception 2023

Prime Minister Fiala opened a business forum in Singapore and met with top constitutional officials


Singapore was the third stop on the Asia tour of Prime Minister Petr Fiala, who held talks with President Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin and his counterpart Lee Hsien Loong. The Prime Minister also opened the… more ►

Minister of Transport Kupka in Singapore


On 11 and 12 April, Mr Martin Kupka, Minister of Transport of the Czech Republic, visited Singapore, focusing on cooperation in the field of modern transport technologies, space activities and the development of direct air links between Prague… more ►

Czechia has a new president


Petr Pavel, a former army general who has extensive experience in the military and international relations. President Pavel's inauguration ceremony took place on 9th March 2023, marking the start of his presidency. more ►

Humanitarian Aid from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Helped Ukrainian Refugees with Shelter and Medical Care


The Czech Republic has actively been providing aid to Ukraine since the first day of Russian aggression. In addition to supplying weapons and military equipment and receiving hundreds of thousands of refugees or voluntary collections of citizens… more ►

Czechia sends hundreds of heavy military systems worth tens of billions to Ukraine during the first year of Russian invasion

In the first year of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Czechia has delivered dozens of tanks, combat and armoured vehicles and other heavy military systems to Ukraine. Roughly one third of the material came from the Czech Army, the rest was… more ►

56th Commemoration of the Civilian Victims of the Japanese occupation of Singapore

The Czech Embassy in Singapore participated 15 February at the 56th Commemoration of the Civilian Victims of the Japanese occupation of Singapore, which broke out in February 1942 and lasted for 3 years and 7 months. more ►

Czech EU Presidency organised a seminar "Responsible State Behaviour in Cyberspace"


The Czech Republic and Singapore, together with the Enhancing Security In and With Asia (ESIWA) project and the Cybersecurity Agency of Singapore (CSA), organised a seminar on the side-lines of the 7th Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW)… more ►

Starting of the Czech Presidency in the EU


The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Singapore started the Czech Presidency of the EU Council with a live interview with Ambassador Michaela Froňková on the morning broadcast of TV Channel News Asia on 4 July 2022. The next Presidency-related… more ►

Special Envoy Sečka presents priorities and events of the Czech EU Presidency in Singapore


L. Sečka, Special Envoy for the Indo-Pacific, paid a working visit to Singapore, where he met with representatives of the Cybersecurity Agency of Singapore, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore and the EU Delegation. The main topic was… more ►

Minister Jan Lipavský spoke at the ministerial forum in Paris on the Indo-Pacific

On Tuesday, February 22, 2022, J. Lipavský attended the EU Ministerial Forum in Paris for cooperation with partners in the Indo-Pacific. He spoke in a panel on security and defence issues and on the margins of the conference met with his Asian… more ►

Youngest woman to fly solo around the world chose an ultralight of Czech design


19-year-old Zara Rutherford is attempting to be the youngest woman to fly solo around the world. For this mission, she chose an ultralight airplane „Shark“ designed in Czechia. Through this adventure, Zara hopes to inspire girls and… more ►

Ambassador Froňková accredited on the Board of Governers of ASEF


On November 10, 2021, Ambassador Michaela Froňková presented her letter of credentials from Mr. Jakub Kulhánek, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and thus became a duly accredited member of the Board of Governors of the… more ►

Ambassador Froňková fully accredited in Singapore


At an official ceremony on 26th October 2021, Ambassador Michaela Froňková presented her credentials to President Halimah Yacob. Thus she became the fully accredited Czech Ambassador to Singapore. A day before, she met with the Chief of Protocol… more ►

Why EU is stepping up role in Indo-Pacific

An article published on 21 Oct 2021 in the Straits Times by Josep Borell (European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice-President of the European Commission) explains the need for closer cooperation between… more ►

Ambassador's Welcome Words