Singapore founding father visits France

13th September 2004, Comments 0 comments

SINGAPORE, Sept 13 (AFP) - Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew will meet with French President Jacques Chirac during a nine-day trip to France before heading to New York, the government said Monday.

SINGAPORE, Sept 13 (AFP) - Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew will meet with French President Jacques Chirac during a nine-day trip to France before heading to New York, the government said Monday.  

Lee, 80, who is the father of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, remains an influential figure in government as a cabinet adviser with the specially created title of "Minister Mentor."  

He will spend nine days in France from September 14-22 before heading on to New York, where he will stay until September 28.  

During his stay in New York, Lee will address the Council on Foreign Relations and the Asia Society.

© AFP

 

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