NAYPYITAW (Myanmar) - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met his New Zealand counterpart John Key in a bilateral meeting on Thursday morning on the sidelines of the 25th Asean Summit in Naypyitaw.
During the meeting, both leaders discussed regional economic and security issues, and reaffirmed the long-standing close ties between the two countries.
Mr Key, in a tweet after the meeting, said: "Had good discussions in Myanmar this morning with the Prime Minister of Singapore and the President of Indonesia."
Mr Key's centre-right government was returned for a third three-year term at the general election in September, and Mr Lee had then congratulated him on his "resounding win" in a letter.
Mr Key has close ties with Singapore, having worked there in the mid-1990s as a Merrill Lynch senior executive.
Singapore and New Zealand will celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations next year.