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President Tony Tan to visit Portugal and Switzerland

President Tony Tan Keng Yam will make his first State visit to Portugal and an official visit to Switzerland from May 4 to 10.

SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam will make his first State visit to Portugal and an official visit to Switzerland from May 4 to 10.

In Portugal, President Tan will meet President Cavaco Silva, Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho and President of the Assembly of the Republic Maria da Assuncao Esteves.

In Switzerland from May 6 to 10, President Tan will meet President and Federal Councillor for Foreign Affairs Didier Burkhalter.

President Tan will also deliver a speech to the St Gallen Symposium Circle of Benefactors, and attend a seminar organised by Institute of Policy Studies and Avenir Suisse.

In addition, President Tan will visit Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Ecole Polytechique Federale de Lausanne and the Nestle Research Centre in Lausanne.

During President Tan's absence, Mr J Y Pillay, Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers, will exercise the functions of the office of president. 

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