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Updated: 07/25/2013 18:50 | By Channel NewsAsia

US Vice President Biden to visit Singapore from July 25-27

US Vice President Biden to visit Singapore from July 25-27


US Vice President Biden to visit Singapore from July 25-27

SINGAPORE: Vice President of the United States of America Joseph R Biden will visit Singapore from Thursday to Saturday.

Mr Biden will be accompanied by his wife, Dr Jill Biden, and senior officials from the Vice President's Office, National Security Council and Department of State.

Mr Biden will meet with President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew.

PM Lee will also host Mr Biden to a working dinner involving other cabinet ministers and the Speaker of Parliament.

As part of the visit, Mr Biden and Dr Biden will attend a ceremony at the National Orchid Garden where a new orchid hybrid, the Dendrobium Joe and Jill Biden, will be named in honour of the Vice President and his wife.

On Saturday, Mr Biden will visit the Pratt & Whitney aircraft engine overhaul facility.

He is also expected to visit the US Littoral Combat Ship, USS Freedom, at the Changi Naval Base.  - CNA/ac

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