Visit by DPM Teo Chee Hean to Tokyo, Japan, 9 to 11 June 2018

Prime Minister's Office | 11 June 2018

DPM Teo Chee Hean and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat participated in the 24th International Conference on the Future of Asia, organised by Nikkei Inc on 11 June 2018.

 

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat participated in the 24th International Conference on the Future of Asia, “Keeping Asia Open – How to Achieve Prosperity and Stability”, organised by Nikkei Inc on 11 June 2018. DPM Teo gave the Keynote Speech on “Building a Vibrant, Peaceful and Stable Asia-Pacific”. The full text of DPM Teo’s speech is appended.

DPM Teo exchanged greetings with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the Conference. DPM Teo and Prime Minister Abe reaffirmed the longstanding and strong ties between Singapore and Japan.

DPM Teo and Minister Heng also met Japan Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Taro Aso. They discussed how Singapore and Japan can further strengthen and deepen our relations. They also exchanged views on regional and global issues, including how Singapore can contribute to Japan’s G20 Presidency in 2019.

In addition, DPM Teo and Minister Heng had lunch with members of the Japan-Singapore Parliamentary Friendship League, and met former Minister of Defense Gen Nakatani.

DPM Teo and Minister Heng called on Malaysia Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad and met Vietnam Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, who were also participating in the Conference. During the meetings, DPM Teo and the leaders discussed ways to strengthen our bilateral ties and ASEAN collaboration, as well as regional developments.

DPM Teo departs for Singapore this evening. Minister Heng will continue to meet Japanese government and finance leaders in Tokyo.

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PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
SINGAPORE
11 JUNE 2018