Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (Source:Internet

Singapore (VNA) – Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is on an official one-week trip starting on April 15 to the Middle East, where he will visit Jordan , Israel and Palestine , with the aim to strengthen cooperation between Singapore and the region.

While in Jordan , the Prime Minister will meet King Abdullah II, as well as Prime Minister and Defence Minister Abdullah Ensour, and Prince Ghazi Bin Muhammad Bin Talal.

Lee will then travel to Israel where he will call on President Reuven Rivlin and meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as Leader of the Opposition Isaac Herzog and former President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres.

He will also meet leaders of major Israeli technology companies.

In Palestine , the Singaporean leader will meet and be hosted at lunch by Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority Rami Hamdallah.

He will also lay a wreath at the mausoleum of the first President of the Palestinian National Authority Yasser Arafat.

Lee Hsien Loong is accompanied by Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli, and Minister of State for Communications and Information, and Education Janil Puthucheary.-VNA