Swiss President Schneider-Ammann Makes First State Visit to Singapore

Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann and Singaporean President Tony Tan (Picture: Keystone)

Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann and Singaporean President Tony Tan (Picture: Keystone)

Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann is on a state visit to Singapore from Monday to Wednesday at the invitation of Singapore's President Tony Tan Keng Yam, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) noted that this will be the first state visit by Switzerland to Singapore, and President Johann Schneider-Ammann's visit will reaffirm the warm and long-standing relationship between the two countries.

President Schneider-Ammann will meet with President Tony Tan and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after the official welcome ceremony on Tuesday, said the MFA in the statement.

Swiss President will also have meetings with Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang.

At the Switzerland-Singapore Business Forum: «SkillsFuture -- Developing a Future Ready Workforce» on Tuesday afternoon, President Schneider-Ammann will deliver the keynote address.

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