DPM Teo on five-day official visit to China

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean will make an official visit to the People's Republic of China from Sunday to July 31, 2014 at the invitation of Member of CPC Central Committee Political Bureau Meng Jianzhu. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean will make an official visit to the People's Republic of China from Sunday to July 31, 2014 at the invitation of Member of CPC Central Committee Political Bureau Meng Jianzhu. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean will make an official visit to the People's Republic of China from Sunday to July 31, 2014 at the invitation of Member of CPC Central Committee Political Bureau Meng Jianzhu.

DPM Teo, who is also Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs, will visit Beijing and Chongqing during his five-day visit, a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

In Beijing, Mr Teo will join Mr Meng to deliver opening addresses at the 2nd Singapore - China Social Governance Forum. Started in 2012, the Forum is a platform for both countries to share their experiences in social governance.

While in the capital, Mr Teo will also meet Member of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau Standing Committee and Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, Member of the CPC Central Committee Political Bureau and Central Organisation Department Minister Zhao Leji, as well as other Chinese leaders.

In Chongqing, Mr Teo will meet with municipal leaders, as well as visit the Liangjiang New Area and the Chongqing Planning Exhibition Hall.

Mr Teo will be accompanied by Minister for Social and Family Development Mr Chan Chun Sing, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development Lee Yi Shyan, Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development, and Culture, Community and Youth Low Yen Ling.

Senior officials from various government departments will also take part in the Forum, MFA statement said.