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PM Lee to visit Vietnam for launch of strategic partnership, new industrial park

Published on Sep 10, 2013 6:01 PM

Ties between Singapore and Vietnam will reach a new high when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives in Vietnam on Wednesday.

As the two Asean nations mark the 40th anniversary of their diplomatic ties, Mr Lee will formally launch a strategic partnership agreement with his Vietnamese counterpart Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

The other highlight of Mr Lee's three-day visit is his trip to Quang Ngai province in central Vietnam to officiate the groundbreaking of the fifth Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP).

The first was set up in 1996, and all five are a joint venture between a Singapore consortium led by Sembcorp Development and Becamex, a Vietnamese state-owned enterprise.

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