President Halimah Yacob and Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee attended the Enthronement Ceremony of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito of Japan this afternoon. In the evening, President Halimah and Mr Mohamed attended the Court Banquet hosted by Their Majesties Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako.

Earlier in the day, President Halimah met His Majesty King Philippe and Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Kingdom of Belgium. They reaffirmed the warm bilateral ties and looked forward to the early entry into force of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, which would strengthen ties between Singapore and Belgium as well as our respective regions.

Tomorrow, President Halimah will meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and host tea for members of the Japan-Singapore Parliamentary Friendship League. President Halimah will also visit NEC's Future Creation Hub. In the evening, President Halimah and Mr Mohamed will attend a banquet hosted by Prime Minister Abe and Mrs Akie Abe.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Singapore