SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean will attend Singapore Day in San Francisco on Saturday (Sep 24), after a working visit to Washington DC from Wednesday to Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a media release on Tuesday.
In Washington DC, Mr Teo will meet senior administration officials, key members of the US Congress and prominent strategic thinkers, MFA said, adding that the visit would "reaffirm Singapore’s close and longstanding bilateral partnership with the US, including in security cooperation and tackling common challenges".
In San Francisco, the Deputy Prime Minister will meet overseas Singaporeans and launch the Action Community for Entrepreneurship Silicon Valley Chapter, a partnership with Singaporeans to support Singapore-based tech start-ups venturing into the US market, according to the ministry.
MFA said Mr Teo will be accompanied in Washington DC by Parliamentary Secretary of Home Affairs Amrin Amin, Member of Parliament (MP) and Deputy Chairperson of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Home Affairs and Law Edwin Tong and officials from MFA, Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security Coordination Secretariat.
His entourage in San Francisco will include Senior Minister of State for the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Foreign Affairs and Transport Josephine Teo, MP and Deputy Chairperson of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Home Affairs and Law Edwin Tong and officials from MFA and PMO.