President Tony Tan to make six-day working visit to Germany

President Tony Tan Keng Yam will be making a six-day working visit to Germany from June 23, 2016.
President Tony Tan Keng Yam will be making a six-day working visit to Germany from June 23, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - President Tony Tan Keng Yam will be making a six-day working visit to Germany from Thursday (June 23).

Dr Tan will attend the 66th Lindau Meeting in his capacity as a member of the Honorary Senate of the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

He was inducted into the Honorary Senate in July 2012, during his first year in office.

The yearly Lindau Meeting brings together 30 to 40 Nobel laureates to meet the next generation of leading scientists from around the world, including undergraduates, PhD students and post-doctorate researchers.

This year's meeting will be focused on the field of physics.

While in Germany, Dr Tan will also meet senior officials from the Deutsche Bank and Deutsche Bundesbank, said a statement from the President's Office.

He will also host a reception for Singaporeans in Frankfurt.

Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob will cover the duties of the office of the President during Dr Tan's absence.