PM Lee to visit US from June 21 to 26

PM Lee to visit US from June 21 to 26

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will make a working visit to Washington DC and New York City from June 21 to 26, during which he will meet Cabinet Secretaries, as well as principal figures in the US Senate and House of Representatives in the White House.

PM Lee will also deliver a speech at a reception to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.

The reception is to be co-hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce and the US-ASEAN Business Council. He will also speak at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

In New York City, PM Lee will meet business and industry leaders. PM Lee will also launch Temasek Holdings' New York Office.

PM Lee will be accompanied by Mrs Lee, Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, Deputy Speaker of Parliament Charles Chong, Member of Parliament Dr Janil Puthucheary, as well as officials from the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During his absence, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, will be the Acting Prime Minister.

PM's last visit to the US was in April 2013.

grongloh@sph.com.sg

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