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President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has conferred the Order of Honour on Singapore's former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew.
SINGAPORE: President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has conferred the Order of Honour on Singapore's former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew.
Mr Lee was honoured on 10 September 2013 for his substantial contribution to strengthening friendship and cooperation with the Russian Federation and development of scientific and cultural relations.
The award was also conferred in conjunction with Mr Lee's 90th birthday in 2013.
The Order of Honour was presented by Mr Leonid Moiseev, Russia's Ambassador to Singapore, to Mr Lee on Monday at the Istana.
Singapore and Russia enjoy excellent relations underpinned by regular high-level exchanges between the two countries, as well as through institutional linkages such as the Russia-Singapore Inter-Governmental Commission and the Russia-Singapore Business Forum.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Monday that Singapore will continue to forge closer cooperation with Russia for the mutual benefit of both countries and its peoples.