Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit Singapore tomorrow

Manmohan Singh
Singapore, Nov 18: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will arrive here on Saturday for an official visit to Singapore to deepen bilateral ties with the city state.

"The visit demonstrates the strong bilateral relations between Singapore and India, and reaffirms the warm links between the leaders from both countries," Singapore's Foreign Ministry said in a statement here.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will host the official welcome ceremony and lunch in honour of Singh on November 20. Singh will call on President Tony Tan Keng Yam, as well as meet with former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, the statement said.

Singh and Goh would also officiate at the unveiling of the Jawaharlal Nehru Marker at the Asian Civilisations Museum of Singapore, underscoring the historical links between India and Singapore. Singh would be accompanied by his wife Gursharan Kaur, National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon, Principal Secretary Pulok Chatterji and senior officials from the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of External Affairs.


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