Tharman, Lawrence Wong in Germany for G-20 events

Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam will be in Germany and Denmark for a week starting yesterday.

Mr Tharman will speak at the Group of Twenty (G-20) high-level symposium in Germany on global economic governance in a multipolar world. He will also meet government and business leaders in Germany.

In Denmark, he will meet Danish government leaders and visit leading institutions and businesses engaged in lifelong training and adult education.

Mr Tharman will be accompanied by Parliamentary Secretary (Education and Trade & Industry) Low Yen Ling and other key members of the SkillsFuture movement. Officials from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Prime Minister's Office are also part of his entourage.

Separately, Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong will be attending a two-day G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Baden-Baden from today.

This is the first meeting of its kind under Germany's G-20 presidency. The meeting will discuss recent global economic developments and policy actions required to strengthen economic resilience and promote inclusive growth.

Mr Wong will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Finance and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2017, with the headline 'Tharman, Lawrence Wong in Germany for G-20 events'. Print Edition | Subscribe