Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Visit Viet Nam Next Week

8:51:29 AM | 8/25/2023

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Spouse will pay an official visit to Viet Nam from August 27-29 at the invitation of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Wednesday. 

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (right) welcomes Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to Singapore on February 9, 2023.

Viet Nam and Singapore established diplomatic relations on August 1, 1973 and elevated ties to strategic partnership in 2013. This means 2023 becomes an important year for the two countries to review the relationship over the past five decades and work out major orientations to further advance the ties in the next five decades.

Last February, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh paid and official visit to Singapore as part of the two countries' arrangements to mark the 50th founding anniversary of the diplomatic relations and 10 years of the establishment of the sides' strategic partnership.

During the visit, Prime Minister Pham had a very busy program to meet with President Halimah Yacob, hold talks with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, host receptions for Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong, Senior Minister & Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean as well as Speaker of the Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin. Leaders of the two ountries agreed to foster the bilateral agreements to strengthen multifaceted cooperation.

Pham also witnessed the signing ceremonies of four Memorandums of Understanding on green and digital partnership, economic and trade cooperation, maritime cooperation and youth exchanges.

"The visit reaffirmed the strong mutual trust that is underpinned the relationship between our two countries and also set the clear directions in the relations especially in emerging areas like renewable energy, carbon credits, energy and digital economies as we seek to elevate the relationship," said Jaya Ratnam, Singaporean Ambassador to Viet Nam.

Source: VGP