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Updated: 08/31/2014 18:28 | By Channel NewsAsia

Crown Prince of Brunei to make five-day Singapore visit

Crown Prince of Brunei to make five-day Singapore visit

Crown Prince of Brunei to make five-day Singapore visit

SINGAPORE: The Crown Prince of Brunei Al-Muhtadee Billah will make a five-day visit to Singapore from September 1 to 5 as part of the Singapore-Brunei Young Leaders' Programme (YLP).

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said the visit is at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean.

The inaugural Young Leaders' Programme was launched last year when Mr Teo visited Brunei with a group of young Singapore leaders. The programme, which was mooted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during his visit in Brunei in 2012, is intended to strengthen ties between younger leaders from both countries.

The Crown Prince's visit reaffirms the excellent relations and longstanding friendship between Singapore and Brunei. He will be accompanied by his wife, and a high level delegation of ministers and senior officials.

During his visit, the Crown Prince will meet President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, and Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

The Crown Prince will be updated on developments in education, national development and defence in Singapore.

He will visit the Singapore Armed Forces' Multi-Mission Range Complex, Henry Park Primary School and the Singapore Sports Hub. In addition, he will also be briefed on Singapore's preparations for the SEA Games and recent major development projects in the country. - AFP/ec

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