PM meets China, Australia leaders

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (right), shaking hands with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during the G20 Summit held in Antalya, Turkey.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (right), shaking hands with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during the G20 Summit held in Antalya, Turkey.PHOTO: MCI

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday. He congratulated Mr Li on China's successful chairmanship of the recent G-20 summit, PM Lee's press secretary Chang Li Lin said.

"Both leaders affirmed the dynamic, broad and deep relations between Asean and China at all levels," she added.

Asean and China will celebrate their silver jubilee of dialogue relations at the Asean-China Commemorative Summit today. PM Lee said Singapore, as country coordinator for Asean-China dialogue relations, will continue to work constructively and objectively with Asean members and China to advance the relationship for mutual benefit.

Mr Lee recalled his good meetings last week with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Hangzhou, as well as Chongqing party secretary Sun Zhengcai during his visit to the city.

Meanwhile, Mr Turnbull welcomed Mr Lee's visit to Australia next month, and looked forward to Mr Lee's address to the joint sitting of the Federal Parliament.

Both leaders affirmed the excellent relationship between the two countries and welcomed the elevation of bilateral relations arising from the Singapore-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

Tan Hui Yee

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2016, with the headline 'PM meets China, Australia leaders'. Print Edition | Subscribe