ESM Goh Chok Tong to visit Japan

ESM Goh Chok Tong to visit Japan
Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong meeting Japan's deputy prime minister and finance minister Taro Aso in 2013.

SINGAPORE - According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong will visit Tokyo, Japan, from 20 to 22 May 2015.

He will attend the 21st International Conference on The Future of Asia, "Asia Beyond 2015: The Quest for Lasting Peace and Prosperity", which is jointly organised by Nikkei Inc. and the Japan Center for Economic Research. ESM Goh will deliver the Keynote Address at the Conference.

During his visit, ESM Goh will also meet Japanese political leaders including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso, Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Sadakazu Tanigaki, Komeito Chief Representative Natsuo Yamaguchi, members of the Japan-Singapore Parliamentary Friendship League as well as Japanese business leaders.

ESM Goh will be accompanied by officials from the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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