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Thailand's Princess Bajrakitiyabha to visit S'pore on LKY Exchange Fellowship

Thailand's Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol will visit Singapore as the 42nd Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow (LKYEF) from January 27-28.

SINGAPORE: Thailand's Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol will visit Singapore as the 42nd Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow (LKYEF) from January 27-28.

While in Singapore, she will meet Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean.

A Foreign Affairs Ministry statement on Sunday said Princess Bajrakitiyabha will also be hosted to a meal by Minister in Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and for Foreign Affairs Grace Fu.

On that occasion, she will meet Senior Minister of State for Law and for Education Indranee Rajah and Senior Minister of State for Transport and for Finance Josephine Teo.

Set up in 1991, the LKYEF programme invites outstanding individuals on high-level exchange visits to Singapore.

Fellows are chosen on the basis of their proven track records or outstanding potential to contribute to the development of their nations, and to promote international understanding and goodwill.

Princess Bajrakitiyabha is Thailand's Ambassador to Austria and Permanent Representative to the International Organisations in Vienna.

She has been active in championing the cause of female prisoners and offenders in Thailand, and contributed to the adoption of the "United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders" by the UN General Assembly in 2010.

While in Singapore, Princess Bajrakitiyabha will receive briefings by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau and the Yellow Ribbon Project.

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