SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will attend the three-day Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), with leaders keen to discuss common pressing concerns like balancing economic growth and social inclusion.
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Here is the full statement from the Prime Minister's Office:
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will attend the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo, Sri Lanka from November 15 to 17, 2013. At the meeting, the Commonwealth Heads of Government are expected to discuss global and regional issues of concern and review developments in the Commonwealth.
The theme for the 2013 CHOGM is "Growth with Equity: Inclusive Development". PM Lee will also have bilateral meetings with other Commonwealth leaders at the sidelines of CHOGM.
PM Lee will be accompanied by senior officials from the Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During PM Lee's absence, Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister, Co-ordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs will be the Acting Prime Minister for the period November 15 to 17, 2013.