PM Nguyen Tan Dung congratulates Singaporean counterpart hinh anh 1Lee Hsien Loong (first from left) was sworn in as Prime Minister (

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on October 3 extended his congratulation to Lee Hsien Loong on his swearing-in as Singaporean Prime Minister.

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh cabled a congratulatory message to newly-appointed Singaporean Minister of Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrisnan.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s new cabinet took the oath of office before President Tony Tan at the Presidential Office Istana on October 1.

In his speech at the swearing-in ceremony, PM Lee said that the new cabinet looks to provide the most efficient government for Singapore.

His cabinet combines experienced and budding ministers, including young fourth-generation leaders, he said, adding that his responsibility is not only to govern the country well, but also to prepare the next generation leaders for the country.-VNA