Sub-Saharan Africa High-Level Ministerial Exchange Visit, 22 to 24 August 2016
Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan will be hosting the Sub-Saharan Africa High-Level Ministerial Exchange Visit (“Exchange Visit”) from 22 to 24 August 2016. 10 Ministers from Botswana, Cabo Verde, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe will participate in the Exchange Visit. The theme for the Exchange Visit is “Singapore and Africa: Partnering for Sustainable Development”.
During the visit, the Ministers will call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam. They will also be hosted to meals by Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli, and Minister of State for Trade and Industry and for National Development Dr Koh Poh Koon. They will exchange views on the challenges of sustainable development and share experiences in dealing with urban solutions, water management and skills development.
The Exchange Visit will feature site visits to [email protected], Marina Barrage and Singapore Sustainability Gallery, Institute of Technical Education College Central and Singapore Aviation Academy. To obtain a sense of Singapore’s culture and history, the Ministers will tour the Civic District, Kampong Glam, National Gallery Singapore and Asian Civilisations Museum. The Exchange Visit will conclude with the Ministers networking with select Singapore business leaders at the 4th Africa Singapore Business Forum organised by International Enterprise Singapore from 24 to 25 August 2016.