Official Visit by PM Lee Hsien Loong to France, 13 to 15 July
Official Visit by PM Lee Hsien Loong to France, 13 to 15 July 2018. PM Lee will be the Guest of Honour at the French National Day parade on 14 July.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will make an Official Visit to France from 13 to 15 July 2018 at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron.
Prime Minister Lee will be a Guest of Honour at the French National Day parade on 14 July. He will call on and be hosted to dinner by President Macron, and have a separate meeting with Prime Minister Édouard Philippe. Prime Minister Lee will also attend a lunch with French industry leaders, and attend a reception with overseas Singaporeans.
The visit comes as both countries commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)’s Advanced Jet Training in Cazaux Air Base, and are expanding innovation partnerships during the 2018 France-Singapore Year of Innovation. Prime Minister Lee and President Macron will issue a France-Singapore Road Map for Deepening Cooperation in Digital Innovation, Internet Governance, and Cybersecurity. Several bilateral agreements in the areas of innovation, artificial intelligence, research and development, student exchanges, and energy will also be signed in conjunction with the visit.
Prime Minister Lee will be accompanied by Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Trade and Industry Mr Chan Chun Sing, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information, and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth Ms Sim Ann, and officials from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of Communications and Information.
During Prime Minister’s absence, Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for National Security will be the Acting Prime Minister for the period 13 to 16 July 2018.
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PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
13 JULY 2018
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