Secretary of the Quang Ngai Provincial Party Committee Vo Van Thuong is paying a five-day visit to Singapore as the 40th Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow (LKYEF), and the third representative from Vietnam over the past 20 years.

Established in 1991, the LKYEF programme aims to invite outstanding individuals around the world to Singapore for discussions on issues of mutual concern.

During his visit from December 2-7, Thuong, who is also a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, had a meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

The Singaporean PM said his country is willing to assist the central province of Quang Ngai in personnel training.

The Vietnamese guest heard a number of reports on the island country’s experience in recruiting personnel for governmental institutions, training officials and devising socio-economic development policies.

He also had working sessions with the Ministers of Health, Education and Foreign Affairs, who expressed their belief that bilateral strategic partnership will be developed further.

On the sidelines of the visit, Thuong met with President and CEO Tang Kin Fai of Sembcorp’s Group which has partnered with Vietnam’s IDC Becamex Corporation in the fifth Vietnam-Singapore industrial park in Quang Ngai province.

On the occasion, Sembcorp announced to present the locality with 100,000 USD to aid its flood recovery efforts.

According to the Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the Vietnamese official is scheduled to meet Deputy Minister cum Minister of Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean, and have a working session with officials from the Corrupt Investigation Bureau to study their anti-corruption measures.-VNA