Singapore PM visiting India next week

Singapore PM visiting India next week

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will come on a five-day visit to India on October 3, it was announced on Friday.

“At the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong will pay an official visit to India on October 3-7,” the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

“Prime Minister of Singapore would be accompanied by his wife Ho Ching, key ministers and senior officials,” it added.

Lee, who will hold talks with Modi, will also call on President Pranab Mukherjee while External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will call on the visiting dignitary, according to the statement.

Lee’s delegation will include, among others, Minister of Trade and Industry S. Iswaran, Acting Minister of Education (High Education and Skills) and Senior Minister of State for Defence Ong Ye Kung, Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs Mohamed Maliki Bin Osman and Members of Parliament Denise Phua and Vikram Nair.

Lee will also visit Udaipur on October 5-6, the statement add.

Lee’s visit comes following Modi’s visit to Singapore in November last year after he attended the India-Asean and East Asia summits in Kuala Lumpur.

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