SINGAPORE: South Korean President Moon Jae-in will be in Singapore for a three-day state visit starting on Wednesday (Jul 11), at the invitation of President Halimah Yacob.
He will receive a welcome ceremony at the Istana on Thursday, before calling on Mdm Halimah who will host a state banquet in his honour.
Mr Moon will also meet Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and be hosted to lunch, said Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in a press statement on Wednesday.
It added that both leaders will witness the exchange of several Memoranda of Understanding to boost cooperation in the areas of trade, the environment, small and medium enterprises and start-ups.
On Friday, Mr Moon will deliver the 42nd Singapore Lecture titled "ROK and ASEAN: Partners for Achieving Peace and Co-prosperity in East Asia". It will be moderated by Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean, said MFA.
South Korea's Blue House had announced earlier this month that as part of his speech, Mr Moon will lay out his vision and policies for permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula.
During his visit, Mr Moon and his wife, Madam Kim Jung-sook, will have an orchid named in their honour at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.