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Media Release

Singapore – Pacific Ministerial Study Visit

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6-10 August 2012: At the invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam, Ministers from eleven Pacific Islands States are in Singapore to participate in the Singapore – Pacific Ministerial Study Visit from 6 to 10 August 2012.

The Ministerial Study Visit was opened by Minister Shanmugam at a welcome ceremony this morning at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  The Ministers later paid a joint call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, during which they discussed Singapore’s relations with the Pacific Islands States and developments in the South Pacific region.  Minister Shanmugam will host the Ministers to dinner tonight.

Over the next few days, the Ministers and delegates will be briefed by various Ministries and government agencies on Singapore’s development experience in areas such as public administration, education, health, transport and water management.  This is the first such study visit that Singapore has organized for Ministers from the Pacific Islands States.

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
SINGAPORE

6 AUGUST 2012