On his introductory visit to Singapore, Japan Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu paid a courtesy call on PM Lee, and was hosted to lunch by Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan. Both Foreign Ministers agreed to resume essential business travel, with the necessary public health safeguards, between Singapore and Japan. 🇸🇬🇯🇵
Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs His Excellency Yang Jiechi will make an official visit to Singapore from 19 to 21 August 2020.
On his first visit to Singapore, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs His Excellency Yang Jiechi paid a courtesy call on PM Lee Hsien Loong and DPM Heng Swee Keat, and was hosted to Breakfast by Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan as well as Lunch by SM Teo Chee Hean. 🇸🇬🇨🇳
Indonesia FM Retno Marsudi is visiting Singapore from 24 to 26 August 2020. Find out more about her visit:
Indonesia FM Retno Marsudi was hosted to lunch by FM Vivian Balakrishnan, and also paid a courtesy call on PM Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana today. Find out more about her visit:
President Halimah Yacob received credentials from Indian High Commissioner Periasamy Kumaran and Danish Ambassador Sandra Jensen Landi yesterday. Find out more: https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Newsroom/Press-Statements-Transcripts-and-Photos/2020/08/20200825-Presentation-of-Credentials
The Government has appointed Mr Lim Thuan Kuan as Singapore's next High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, and Dr Leong Horn Kee as Singapore's next Non-Resident Ambassador to the Argentine Republic. Find out more: https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Newsroom/Press-Statements-Transcripts-and-Photos/2020/08/20200825-Appointment-of-HC-to-the-UK-and-NRA-to-the-Argentine-Republic
The Singapore-Thailand Political Consultations took place via videoconference today! Find out more about the issues discussed: https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Newsroom/Press-Statements-Transcripts-and-Photos/2020/08/20200826-Singapore-Thailand-Political-Consultations
FM Dr Vivian Balakrishnan wrote a condolence letter to his Philippine counterpart Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. following the two bomb blasts in Jolo, Sulu Province. Find out more: https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Newsroom/Press-Statements-Transcripts-and-Photos/2020/08/20200828-Condolence-Letter-on-Twin-Bombings-in-Jolo
FM Dr Vivian Balakrishnan had an interview with Channel 5's News 5, during which he talked about urgent tasks the Government is facing, what the COVID-19 pandemic means for Singapore, and the role Singapore is playing in the fight against the pandemic. Find out more: https://go.gov.sg/fm-news5-transcript
Minister Vivian Balakrishnan participated in the Extraordinary G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting yesterday. He spoke about the need to keep global supply chains open, accelerate the ongoing digital transformation of societies, and work towards making therapeutics and vaccines a global good for all. More here: https://go.gov.sg/g20fmm-3sep
Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan will attend the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM), Post Ministerial Conferences (PMCs), 21st ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (FMM), 10th East Asia Summit (EAS) FMM, and 27th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) via videoconference from 9 to 12 September 2020.
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Motegi Toshimitsu and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore Dr Vivian Balakrishnan are pleased to announce the conclusion of negotiations between Japan and Singapore on the Business Track (or Reciprocal Green Lane).