G-20 Summit: PM Lee meets Aussie leader of opposition Bill Shorten

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong meeting Australia's opposition leader Bill Shorten on Nov 15, 2014 while in Brisbane for the Group of 20 Summit. -- PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong meeting Australia's opposition leader Bill Shorten on Nov 15, 2014 while in Brisbane for the Group of 20 Summit. -- PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION

BRISBANE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met with Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten on Saturday while in Brisbane for the Group of 20 (G-20) summit this weekend.

During the meeting, PM Lee expressed appreciation for the good relations between Singapore and Australia, said a statement from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

The two leaders also exchanged views on regional developments including economic and political issues.

PM Lee and Mr Shorten, a former union chief who is now the leader of Australia's Labour Party, also updated each other on domestic matters, the PMO said.

PM Lee is in Brisbane on Saturday and Sunday to attend meetings of the G-20. Singapore has been invited to participate in this summit as one of six non-member guest countries.