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February 18, 2013

Singapore and Malaysian Prime Ministers to hold leaders' retreat - Channelnews Asia

000_Hkg4045464Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (R) and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak (L) during a joint news conference in Singapore on September 20, 2010. (AFP File/Roslan Rahman)
 

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak will hold their leaders' retreat, a key bilateral platform to drive relations forward, on 18 and 19 February.

Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Mr Lee and his wife will host a private dinner for Mr Najib and his wife on Monday.

On Tuesday morning, the prime ministers and their delegations will hold discussions. 

In the afternoon, the two leaders will visit sites of joint ventures by Temasek Holdings and Khazanah Nasional in Singapore and in Iskandar Malaysia. 

In Singapore, they will unveil the Marina One project in Marina Bay and receive an update on the DUO project in Ophir-Rochor, which are mixed use developments.

They will then travel to Iskandar Malaysia to unveil the Urban Wellness and Resort Wellness projects in Medini, as well as for the ground-breaking of the Urban Wellness project. 

Mr Najib will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, comprising several Cabinet ministers and senior officials. 

Among those in the Singapore delegation are Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and several Cabinet ministers.

- CNA/ir