SINGAPORE - Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean is leading a group of young Singapore political office-holders to Brunei for a four-day visit beginning on Sunday (Oct 4).
Those accompanying DPM Teo, who is also Coordinating Minister for National Security, are Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth; Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources; Ms Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Law; Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and Ministry of Finance; and Mr Chee Hong Tat, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Health.
During the visit, the Singapore delegation will have an audience with Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and also meet several members of Brunei's royal family.
Crown Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah will host a lunch for the delegation on Monday, while Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, who is Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will host a dinner on Tuesday.
DPM Teo will launch a photo exhibition with Princess Hajah Masna on Tuesday. The exhibition, titled "Brunei-Singapore: A Special Relationship", showcases key moments in bilateral relations.
DPM Teo will also deliver a special lecture - "Singapore-Brunei: Ties that Bind" - on Tuesday at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
The visit is part of the 3rd Young Leaders' Programme (YLP), which was established in 2013 to strengthen relations between the two countries, in particular between the younger generation of leaders.
DPM Teo led the Singapore delegation to Brunei for the inaugural YLP in August 2013, while Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah led the Brunei delegation to Singapore for the second YLP in September last year.