Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong spoke at the Keynote Dialogue at the 23rd International Conference on The Future of Asia, Globalism at a Crossroads � Asia's Next Move on 5 June. The full text of ESM's speech as well as edited excerpts from the Dialogue are appended.

ESM also had separate meetings with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Taro Aso, as well as members of the Japan-Singapore Parliamentary Friendship League. They reaffirmed the close bilateral cooperation between Singapore and Japan, discussed domestic developments in Japan, and exchanged views on regional and international developments.

On 6 June, ESM will meet Keidanren Chairman Sadayuki Sakakibara and other senior business leaders, as well as a group of young Japanese politicians. ESM will also officiate the grand opening of Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo, a luxury serviced residence by The Ascott Limited.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore