Visit to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Oct 2023
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made an official visit to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) from 17 to 20 October 2023 at the invitation of Saudi Crown Prince and PM His Royal Highness Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud.
PM Lee and Crown Prince Mohammed agreed to elevate bilateral relations in areas such as trade and investment, green energy, digital economy, and public sector development. Both leaders also welcomed the multifaceted cooperation under the Saudi-Singapore Joint Committee (SSJC), in areas such as connectivity, digital economy and innovation, and energy and industry. PM Lee noted the keen interest by Singapore companies in the new growth areas under Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and welcomed more Saudi companies to use Singapore as the gateway to Southeast Asia.
PM Lee thanked Crown Prince Mohammed for Saudi Arabia’s support to review and upgrade the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-Singapore Free Trade Agreement to take into account new areas of economic development. PM Lee expressed appreciation to Crown Prince Mohammed for the Haj arrangements for Singapore pilgrims during the COVID-19 pandemic and reiterated Singapore’s request for an increase in the official quota.
PM Lee and Crown Prince Mohammed also discussed global and regional developments including recent tensions in the Middle East.
([1,4,6] MCI Photos by Fyrol, [2,3] (ST Photo © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission),  Photo by Amiri Diwan, Qatar)