Good morning! What's on the calendar today:
- Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is on a four-day official visit to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to reaffirm Singapore’s long-standing ties with Vietnam.
- Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan is visiting Washington DC for three days starting today to participate in a meeting on the Global Coalition to defeat Islamic State (IS). During the meeting, foreign ministers from 68 countries who are members of the coalition will review the current campaign against IS and strategise on how to further accelerate the defeat of the terrorist group.
- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, currently on the second day of his three-day visit to Thailand, is expected to meet with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today. Both leaders will witness the signing of agreements in the areas of agriculture, science and technology, energy, and education.