Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Laos. (Photo: Justin Ong)
SINGAPORE: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has accepted an invitation from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to make an official visit to Singapore, according to a statement from the Singapore Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
The invitation was conveyed via Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam when he called on Premier Li on Tuesday (Jun 27) on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Summer Davos in the Chinese city of Dalian. Premier Li accepted and said he looked forward to the visit, the PMO said. No date was mentioned in the statement.
DPM Tharman said that Singapore took a long-term view of Singapore-China relations, and both Mr Tharman and Mr Li agreed the two countries could strengthen cooperation in three areas in the next phase of bilateral ties.
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