Halimah on four-day official visit to Kazakhstan

Madam Halimah Yacob will attend the opening of the Astana Expo-2017.
Madam Halimah Yacob will attend the opening of the Astana Expo-2017.

Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob arrives in Kazakhstan today for a four-day official visit.

Madam Halimah will call on various officials, including Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev and the Chairman of the Mazhilis of the Parliament Nurlan Nigmatulin.

She will also attend the opening of the Astana Expo-2017 tomorrow as Singapore's official representative.

Singapore's pavilion showcases innovative solutions in sustainable energy.

Themed Small City, Big Ideas and styled as a terrarium, the pavilion features various sustainable energy ideas and innovations by agencies such as the Economic Development Board, Energy Market Authority as well as the Building and Construction Authority.

Madam Halimah will officiate at the opening ceremony of the Singapore Pavilion on Saturday.

She is being accompanied by staff from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Industry and other officials, including Dr Chia Shi-Lu, deputy chairman of the Singapore-Kazakhstan Friendship Group.

Marissa Lee

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 08, 2017, with the headline 'Halimah on four-day official visit to Kazakhstan'. Print Edition | Subscribe