THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
VISIT TO SINGAPORE
Today, I depart for a visit to Singapore.
Singapore is a close friend and partner of Australia. We have significant economic links, and cooperate in many areas including defence, security, and education. Singapore is Australia’s fifth largest trading partner.
In 2012, Prime Minister Gillard and Prime Minister Lee further strengthened the longstanding relationship between our two countries when they agreed to an annual meeting between leaders.
During my visit, I will be meeting with senior ministers including the Foreign Minister, senior officials, business people, and academics.