16 Mar 2020
Statement on the Visit of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Canberra on 23 March 2020
There have been press queries regarding the scheduled visit of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Canberra, Australia on 23 March 2020. Prime Minister Scott Morrison telephoned Prime Minister Lee over the weekend to discuss the visit in view of Australia’s travel restrictions on in-bound visitors. They agreed that discussions will be done via video conference instead, and to proceed with the planned signings of important bilateral agreements. This demonstrates the conviction of both sides that it is important to continue with the business of government, and maintain the good momentum of the Australia-Singapore Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, even as we each deal with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.