At the invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam, Ministers and Senior Officials from seven Sub-Saharan African countries will be in Singapore for the Sub-Saharan Africa High Level Ministerial Exchange Visit (AHLMEV) from 25 to 26 August 2014.  The theme of the AHLMEV is “Singapore-Africa: Partnering for Growth”.  A list of the Heads of Delegation is at Annex.

                   Minister Shanmugam will host an official welcome lunch for the African Ministers and officials on 25 August 2014 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On the following day, he will hold separate bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Mauritius, Rwanda and Tanzania.  Minister Shanmugam and Her Excellency Louise Mushikiwabo, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Republic of Rwanda, will also sign an Avoidance in Double Taxation Agreement on 26 August 2014.

                   The seven African Ministers and Senior Officials will pay a joint courtesy call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 26 August 2014.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam will also host an official dinner for all delegates on 26 August 2014.

                   As part of their visit programme, the African delegates will visit the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College Central and Hyflux to learn more about Singapore’s developmental experience in urban planning, education and water technologies.   

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Singapore

24 August 2014

 

 

ANNEX

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA HIGH LEVEL
MINISTERIAL EXCHANGE VISIT

25-26 AUGUST 2014

 

LIST OF HEADS OF DELEGATION

(ARRANGED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY COUNTRY)

 

 

1.     Manuel Domingos Augusto

        Secretary of State of External Relations

        Republic of Angola

2.     Hanna Tetteh

        Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration

        Republic of Ghana

3.     Dr Arvin Boolell

        Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade

        Republic of Mauritius

4.     Professor Viola Adaku Onwuliri

        Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

        Federal Republic of Nigeria

5.     Louise Mushikiwabo

        Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

        Republic of Rwanda

6.     Mahadhi Juma Maalim

        Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

        United Republic of Tanzania

7.     Ignatius M.C. Chombo

        Minister of Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development

        Republic of Zimbabwe

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