Published:  01:24 AM, 17 May 2019

Ardern to make visit to Singapore on Friday

Ardern to make visit to Singapore on Friday

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be in Singapore for an official visit on Friday at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Lee will host a welcome ceremony and an official lunch in her honor, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Thursday, reports Channel News Asia.

The two prime ministers will sign the Joint Declaration on the Singapore-New Zealand Enhanced Partnership. It comprises a range of initiatives that aim to deepen bilateral cooperation in four areas - trade and economy, security and defense, science and technology and people-to-people links.

They will also witness the signing of the upgraded agreement between New Zealand and Singapore on a Closer Economic Partnership, as well as four memoranda of understanding.

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