SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is visiting Brunei to broaden and deepen bilateral cooperation.
The Information, Communications and the Arts Ministry said Mr Lee’s three—day visit which begins on Monday, is at the invitation of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
This follows recent high level visits from Brunei, including by the Sultan and Crown Prince Al—Muhtadee Billah, to Singapore earlier this year.
Brunei and Singapore enjoy excellent relations. And during his visit, Mr Lee and the Sultan will discuss how to further strengthen ties.
Discussions are expected to cover regional and international developments, particularly in ASEAN.
Both leaders will also commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Currency Interchangeability Agreement.
This allows currencies to be used as customary tender in each other’s country.
Mr Lee will also meet senior members of the Bruneian Royal Family and Cabinet, including Prince Al—Muhtadee Billah.
Mr Lee will be accompanied by Mrs Lee, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs and Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Grace Fu, and Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports and Senior Minister of State for Defence Chan Chun Sing.
Mr Lee will also be accompanied by Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and for Manpower Hawazi Daipi, and Members of Parliament Associate Professor Fatimah Abdul Lateef and Mr Desmond Lee.
In his absence, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean will be the Acting Prime Minister.
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