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Philip Hammond MP, UK Foreign Secretary visits Singapore

The RT Hon Philip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, will visit Singapore on 30 January 2015.

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The RT Hon Philip Hammond MP
The RT Hon Philip Hammond MP

The British High Commission is pleased to announce that the RT Hon Philip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, will visit Singapore on 30 January 2015.

During his visit, the Foreign Secretary is scheduled to call on Singapore’s top leadership including President Tony Tan Keng Yam; Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong; Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs Mr Teo Chee Hean and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law Mr K Shanmugam.

The Foreign Secretary will also deliver a speech on the UK in the Asia Pacific, hosted by the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

Speaking in advance of the visit, HE Antony Phillipson, the British High Commissioner in Singapore, said:

I am delighted that the Foreign Secretary is visiting Singapore, continuing the high level engagement between our two countries in the last few years, including President Tony Tan’s State Visit to the UK in October. Mr Hammond’s meetings with Singapore’s leaders underscore the close and enduring ties between the United Kingdom and Singapore, rooted in a shared heritage but of vital importance for delivering prosperity and security for the people of both countries. His visit comes as Singapore celebrates 50 years of independence, and just a few weeks before the start of the GREAT British Week when we will showcase UK/Singapore partnership and the best in British innovation, creativity and education.

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Published 28 January 2015