26 Oct '11, 10am

PM Lee to attend 3-day Commonwealth meeting

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will attend the three-day Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, Australia. At the October 28-30 meeting, the leaders are expected to discuss global and regional issues of concern and review developments in the Commonwealth. Also high on this year's agenda is the revamping of the 62-year-old modern Commonwealth. The leaders meet once every two years, and this year's theme is "Building National Resilience, Building Global Resilience" - a pertinent subject in a time of global economic turmoil. Dr Tan Khee Giap, chair of the Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, said: "It is most important that members of CHOGM understand the basic problems with the European and American economies. "Basically it's about fiscal sustainability, about the burden of the welfare state and about the lack of compe...

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