SINGAPORE - Government leaders from Singapore and China will discuss their experiences and challenges in leadership development at a forum here on Tuesday (May 16).
The 6th Singapore-China Forum on Leadership will be co-chaired by Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and Mr Zhao Leji, member of the Political Bureau and Minister of the Organisation Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
Mr Zhao is visiting Singapore from May 15 to 17 at the invitation of Mr Teo, who is also Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister-in-Charge of the Civil Service, the Public Service Division and Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a joint statement on Monday (May 15).
Both ministers will deliver keynote addresses at the forum, which was last held in Jinggangshan city in Jiangxi province, China two years ago.
The forum is a strategic platform for political leaders and senior officials of both countries to discuss and exchange experiences on common challenges related to leadership development, the statement said.
During Mr Zhao's visit, he and his delegation will be hosted to dinner by Mr Teo. Mr Zhao will also call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and be hosted to lunch by Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, who is chairman of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
Mr Zhao and his delegation will visit the school to learn about Singapore's training programmes on human resource development.
Mr Zhao is accompanied by Secretary of the CPC Leading Group and Vice Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang, Vice Minister of the Organisation Department of the CPC Central Committee Gao Xuanmin, Vice Minister of the CPC International Department Zheng Xiaosong, and Vice Minister of the Central Policy Research Office, CPC Central Committee (Office of Central Leading Group for Deepening Overall Reform) Zhang Ji.
Also in his delegation are Vice President of the CPC Central Party School Zhen Zhanmin, Vice Minister of Human Resources and Social Security Wu Daohuai, Secretary-General of the Organisation Department of the CPC Central Committee Zang Anmin, as well as senior Chinese officials.
The Singapore delegation, led by Mr Teo, includes Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence Ong Ye Kung, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for Manpower and Foreign Affairs Josephine Teo, and senior ministers of state Sim Ann, Chee Hong Tat, Koh Poh Koon and Janil Puthucheary.
Also in the delegation are senior parliamentary secretary Low Yen Ling, parliamentary secretaries Amrin Amin and Baey Yam Keng, MP Sun Xueling, and senior government officials from ministries and statutory boards.