5/31/2018 2:43:38 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Singapore on May 31 on a three-day official visit at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
PM Modi arrived in Singapore after a brief halt in Malaysia where he met his newly-elected Malaysian counterpart, Dr Mahathir Mohammad, and discussed ways to boost bilateral ties.
PM Modi and PM Lee will attend a business event on innovation and entrepreneurship at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre on May 31, according to a press statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
An official welcome ceremony will be held in honour of PM Modi on June 1 when he will call on President Halimah Yacob and be hosted to an official lunch by PM Lee.
He will be the first Indian leader to deliver the keynote address at the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ annual Shangri-La Dialogue on June 1.
He will also visit Nanyang Technological University on June 1 and witness the signing of joint projects in education and research.
Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong will call on PM Modi on June 2, the ministry said. On the same day, he will visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens where an orchid will be named in his honour.
"Prime Minister Modi’s visit reflects the close relations between Singapore and India and will build on the India-Singapore Strategic Partnership signed in 2015," the ministry said.