In pictures: President Nguyen Xuan Phuc welcomes, holds talks with Singaporean counterpart

On the morning of October 17, at the Presidential Palace, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a welcome ceremony for Singaporean President Halimah Yacob, who is paying a state visit to Vietnam.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Singaporean counterpart review a guard of honour.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Singaporean counterpart review a guard of honour.

This is the first foreign tour by Singaporean President Halimah Yacob, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The visit comes at a time when the Vietnam-Singapore strategic partnership continues to grow substantively with many positive results, and both countries are looking towards the 50th anniversary of bilateral ties and the 10th anniversary of the strategic partnership in 2023.

The visit helps to reinforce political trust and promote multi-faceted cooperation between Vietnam and Singapore.

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Vietnamese children welcome visiting Singaporean President Halimah Yacob.

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President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Singaporean counterpart listen to the playing of the two countries’ national anthems.

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President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse pose for a photo with Singaporean President Halimah Yacob and her spouse.

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President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Singaporean counterpart Halimah Yacob at the welcome ceremony.

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The talks between President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Singaporean counterpart Halimah Yacob.

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President Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the talks.

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Singaporean President Halimah Yacob speaks at the talks.

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President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Vietnamese high-ranking officials at the talks.

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The national flags of Vietnam and Singapore are flying at the Presidential Palace.

NDO