( dpa ) - An EU Information Centre will be set up in Singapore to provide a vast array of material to businesses, libraries and research institutions in the city-state and South-East Asia under an agreement signed on Thursday.
H E Holger Standertskjahd, ambassador and head of the European Commission to Singapore, inked the pack with N Varaprasad, chairman of the National Library Board (NLB).
The agreement sanctions the NLB to be an EU depository library carrying copies of EU publications. The facility is expected to be completed in the second quarter of this year.
It "will be an invaluable resource for businesses and academics for information on the EU, in regional integration and regulations," said Standertskjahd, from Finland.
The agreement was a result of the commemorative summit held November 22 in Singapore between the EU and Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
ASEAN groups Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar.
The EU is Singapore's largest source of foreign direct investment.