Britain's PM Cameron to visit Singapore from Tuesday

British Prime Minister David Cameron will be in Singapore from Tuesday for a two-day official visit, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will be in Singapore from Tuesday for a two-day official visit, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. PHOTO: AFP

British Prime Minister David Cameron will be in Singapore from Tuesday for a two-day official visit, the second stop of his four-nation tour of South-east Asia this week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

Mr Cameron's visit comes as Singapore and Britain mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations this year.

The trip also reaffirms the strong bilateral ties between the two countries.

Mr Cameron is being accompanied by Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd, Minister of State for Trade Lord Francis Maude, Minister of State for Small Business Anna Soubry and senior officials. They are accompanied by two business delegations .

Mr Cameron will attend an official welcome ceremony held for him on Wednesday and will call on  President  Tony Tan Keng Yam and meet Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who will host him to lunch.

The British leader will also visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens, where an orchid will be named in his honour.

He is set to deliver a speech at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy on Tuesday.

Mr Cameron, who arrives from Indonesia, will travel on to Vietnam and Malaysia.

The regional trip is Mr Cameron's first outside Europe since being re-elected in May.