PM Lee connects with Facebook posts at Apec Summit

PM Lee shakes hands with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala at the 2014 Apec economic leaders’ meeting in a picture posted on PM Lee's Facebook page on Nov 12, 2014. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK OF LEE HSIEN LOONG
PM Lee shakes hands with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala at the 2014 Apec economic leaders’ meeting in a picture posted on PM Lee's Facebook page on Nov 12, 2014. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK OF LEE HSIEN LOONG
PM Lee with young Singaporeans who attended the APEC Voices of the Future. The picture was posted on the prime minister's Facebook page on Nov 12, 2014. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK OF LEE HSIEN LOONG
PM Lee with young Singaporeans who attended the APEC Voices of the Future. The picture was posted on the prime minister's Facebook page on Nov 12, 2014. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK OF LEE HSIEN LOONG
Fireworks explode over the National Stadium in Beijing in a picture taken by PM Lee after the AELM Welcome Dinner at the Water Cube. The picture was posted on his Facebook page on Nov 12, 2014. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK OF LEE HSIEN LOONG
Fireworks explode over the National Stadium in Beijing in a picture taken by PM Lee after the AELM Welcome Dinner at the Water Cube. The picture was posted on his Facebook page on Nov 12, 2014. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK OF LEE HSIEN LOONG
PM Lee and wife, Ho Ching, take a picture with Mr and Mrs Vincent Siew. Mr Siew was representing “Chinese Taipei” at the 2014 Apec economic leaders’ meeting. The picture was posted on the prime minister's Facebook page on Nov 12, 2014. -- PHOTO
PM Lee and wife, Ho Ching, take a picture with Mr and Mrs Vincent Siew. Mr Siew was representing “Chinese Taipei” at the 2014 Apec economic leaders’ meeting. The picture was posted on the prime minister's Facebook page on Nov 12, 2014. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK OF LEE HSIEN LOONG

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had a busy two days at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit in Beijing, but still took time to update social media along the way.

In a round up on Wednesday morning, even as he headed to Naypyitaw, Myanmar, for an Asean Summit, Mr Lee put up a photo gallery, including one of the fireworks at Apec which he had taken.

He wrote: "China put on a spectacular light and fireworks show at the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting (AELM) in Beijing.

"The meeting was fruitful. Most importantly, we agreed to study a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP). It will draw our economies closer together, and foster peace and stability in the region."

The posts were signed off with '-LHL', which denote personal posts from the prime minister.

 

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On Sunday, when he touched down in Beijing, Mr Lee posted in both English and Chinese that he met China President Xi Jinping to discuss regional issues, bilateral projects and the Apec agenda.

"Our ties are in good shape, but we want to do more together," he said.

The post had more than 7,000 likes and 300 shares.

Mr Lee also shared a photo and video link to his speech on Sunday evening at CapitaLand's China-Singapore Dialogue.

He added that he joined the Capitaland-Little Angels Choir to sing "xi shui chang liu", a xinyao classic by Singaporean songwriter Liang Wern Fook. Mr Lee had sung a line from the song at the National Day Rally in August.

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