President Tony Tan meets with Austrian President Heinz Fischer in Germany

President Tony Tan also met Singaporeans living in Germany on June 24, during a six-day working visit to Lindau, Germany.
President Tony Tan also met Singaporeans living in Germany on June 24, during a six-day working visit to Lindau, Germany.PHOTO: DR TONY TAN / FACEBOOK

LINDAU (Germany) - President Tony Tan Keng Yam met his Austrian counterpart, Dr Heinz Fischer, on Sunday (June 26), a statement from the President's Office of Singapore said.

Both Presidents met on the sidelines of the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in Lindau, Germany, where Dr Tan is on a six-day working visit. He is attending the Lindau Meeting in his capacity as a member of the Honorary Senate of the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. The foundation supports science and research, especially in fields for which Nobel prizes are awarded.

During their meeting, Dr Tan and Dr Fischer discussed Thursday's referendum in the United Kingdom - where voters opted to exit the European Union - as well as other regional and international developments.

They also affirmed the warm bilateral ties between Singapore and Austria, and explored how relations can be further strengthened.

This year is the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Singapore and Austria.

While in Germany, Dr Tan also met with senior officials from Deutsche Bank and Deutsche Bundesbank.

He hosted a reception in Frankfurt for more than 200 Singaporeans who are living in Germany as well.