06 Feb '12, 11am

China an extremely important partner for Singapore: Shanmugam

Singapore Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam, who is currently in the United States on a week-long introductory visit in his new capacity as Foreign Minister, will be visiting China from Thursday to Saturday. He will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the MFA said in a statement on Monday. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM China is an extremely important partner for Singapore and a key player in the region, Singapore Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam has said ahead of his introductory visit to Beijing this week. Mr Shanmugam, who is currently in the United States on a week-long introductory visit in his new capacity as Foreign Minister, will be visiting China from Thursday to Saturday, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) confirmed on Monday in response to media queries. The spokesman added that he will be accompanied by MFA officials....

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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