PM Lee Hsien Loong to visit Beijing, People's Republic of China (April 2019)
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will visit Beijing, China, from 25 to 29 April 2019 at the invitation of the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping to attend the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation and the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 International Horticultural Exposition.
Prime Minister Lee will attend the Opening Ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum and deliver a speech at the High-Level Meeting on “Belt and Road Cooperation: Shaping a Brighter Shared Future” on 26 April 2019. Prime Minister Lee and Mrs Lee will attend a Welcome Banquet for leaders and their spouses hosted by President Xi and Madam Peng Liyuan on the same day. On 27 April 2019, Prime Minister Lee will deliver remarks at the Leaders’ Roundtable chaired by President Xi. Prime Minister Lee will also have bilateral meetings with other leaders attending the Belt and Road Forum.
On 28 April 2019, Prime Minister Lee and Mrs Lee will attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2019 International Horticultural Exposition hosted by President Xi and Madam Peng, and visit the Singapore Garden.
Prime Minister Lee will meet President Xi, and meet and be hosted to lunch by Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang on 29 April 2019. Prime Minister Lee and Premier Li will also witness the signing of Memorandums of Understanding on bilateral cooperation.
Prime Minister Lee will be accompanied by Mrs Lee, Minister (Foreign Affairs) Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister (Trade and Industry) Chan Chun Sing, Minister (Environment and Water Resources) Masagos Zulkifli, Senior Minister of State (Trade and Industry) Dr Koh Poh Koon, and Minister of State (National Development) (Manpower) Zaqy Mohamad, as well as senior officials from the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of National Development.
During Prime Minister Lee’s absence, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam will be the Acting Prime Minister for the period 25 to 29 April 2019.
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PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
25 APRIL 2019
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