Vietnam's deputy premier on visit

Vietnam's deputy premier on visit

Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh will visit Singapore at the invitation of Law and Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam from Tuesday to Friday.

DPM Ninh will be here under the S R Nathan Fellowship, a high-level programme under which foreign leaders and prominent personalities are invited to exchange ideas on current and long-term challenges with Singapore leaders and senior government officials. The fellowship was launched by Mr Shanmugam and former president Nathan a year ago.

During his visit, DPM Ninh will call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and be hosted to meals by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan.

DPM Ninh will also meet Ms Grace Fu and Mr S. Iswaran, both Ministers in the Prime Minister's Office.

A Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement said on Tuesday that DPM Ninh will also receive briefings by the Ministry of Finance, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Casino Regulatory Authority and Temasek Holdings.

He will be accompanied by deputy ministers from Vietnam's Office of the Government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Finance, the deputy governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, the chairman of the National Financial Supervisory Commission and other senior Vietnamese officials.

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