Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will make an Official Visit to Yerevan, Armenia at the invitation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan from 28 September to 1 October 2019.
In addition to meeting Prime Minister Pashinyan who will host an Official Lunch, Prime Minister Lee will meet President Armen Sarkissian, Chairman of the National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan, and Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos His Holiness Karekin II.
Prime Minister Lee will also attend a session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council at the invitation of Prime Minister Pashinyan. The Council is a meeting of the leaders of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) comprising Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. Prime Minister Lee and the leaders of the EAEU will witness the signing of the Framework and non-Services and Investment Agreements, as well as the Armenia-Singapore Services and Investment Agreement, that form part of the EAEU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EAEUSFTA). Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam will be Singapore’s signatory. When in force, the EAEUSFTA will help foster stronger ties as well as trade and investment links between Singapore and the EAEU.
Prime Minister Lee will be accompanied by Mrs Lee, Senior Minister Tharman, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry Dr Koh Poh Koon, and officials from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Communications and Information and the Attorney-General’s Chambers.
During the Prime Minister’s absence, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat will be the Acting Prime Minister for the period 28 to 30 September 2019. Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan will be the Acting Prime Minister for the period 1 to 2 October 2019.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Singapore