Xi Jinping lauds Singapore's multicultural harmony

Visiting Singapore President Halimah Yacob meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing's Great Hall of the People yesterday.
Visiting Singapore President Halimah Yacob meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing's Great Hall of the People yesterday.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Chinese President Xi Jinping said yesterday that Singapore was a bright spot that stood as an example to the world of a multicultural society with its communities co-existing in harmony, during a meeting with Singapore President Halimah Yacob.

Madam Halimah, who is on a three-day visit to China, said that this compact evolved "through a process of understanding, respect and tolerance among each other".

She is also attending the inaugural Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilisations organised by Beijing, where she will deliver a speech at the opening ceremony today.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 15, 2019, with the headline 'Xi lauds S'pore's multicultural harmony'. Print Edition | Subscribe