Visit To Australia By The Prime Minister Of The Republic Of Singapore

Media release
16 Oct 2022
Prime Minister

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will welcome the Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, His Excellency Lee Hsien Loong and Mrs Lee Hsien Loong to Australia from 16 to 18 October.

Australia and Singapore share one of the closest relationships in the region, underpinned by our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and focused on common strategic and economic interests.

Singapore is Australia’s largest trade and investment partner in Southeast Asia, and our fifth largest trading partner overall. We have strong education, defence and tourism ties.

During the visit, the Prime Ministers will hold the seventh Australia-Singapore Annual Leaders’ Meeting—the first such in-person meeting on Australian soil since 2018.

This visit will re-affirm both country’s commitment to taking urgent action in responding to the challenge of climate change, and capturing the economic opportunities presented by the clean energy transition.

Prime Minister Lee will be accompanied by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Gan Kim Yong.

Quotes attributable to Prime Minister Albanese:

“Singapore is a key partner for Australia. We have strong trade, education, defence and tourism ties.”

“The ties between our countries are underpinned by deep levels of trust, mutual respect and the ability to talk frankly with each other.

“I look forward to meeting once again with Prime Minister Lee and continuing to strengthen the unique bilateral partnership Australia and Singapore share.”