Sunday, April 22, 2012

President Tony Tan to make state visit to Vietnam

SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam will make a state visit to Vietnam from April 23 to 27, 2012 at the invitation of Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang.

This will be President Tan's first state visit since assuming office on September 1, 2011.

President Tan will visit Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Binh Duong province.

During the state visit, he will meet with senior Vietnamese leaders including President Sang, Communist Party of Vietnam General-Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi, and provincial leaders in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong.

While in Binh Duong, President Tan will also meet with former President Nguyen Minh Triet.

President Tan will be visiting Singapore economic projects in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong, including the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Parks (VSIPs) in Binh Duong, which are symbols of the close cooperation between Singapore and Vietnam.

While in Ho Chi Minh City, he will meet leading Vietnamese enterprises and Singaporean businesses based in Vietnam to obtain on-the-ground perspectives of Vietnam's economic development.

President Tan will also attend a reception hosted for Overseas Singaporeans based in HCMC.

President Tan will be accompanied by his wife Mrs Mary Tan, Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan and Mrs Khaw, Senior Minister of State for Information, Communications and the Arts and Environment and Water Resources Grace Fu, MPs Dr Lim Wee Kiak and Ong Teng Koon, and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Trade and Industry.

- CNA/cc

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Source From Channel News Asia

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