Minister Shanmugam to visit UAE for discussions on key Middle East issues

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam will visit the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Nov 14 to 16, 2014 to attend the 5th Sir Bani Yas Forum (SBYF) at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the UAE.

It will be Mr Shanmugam's second visit to the UAE following his introductory visit in May 2013.

The SBYF provides a platform for the discussion of key issues in the Middle East among a select group of participants including present and former political leaders, diplomats and academics from several eminent think-tanks.

Mr Shanmugam will have bilateral meetings at the sidelines of the SBYF with other foreign ministers and dignitaries.

He will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.