Russia's Vladimir Putin to meet multiple leaders in S'pore from Nov. 13 to 15

This is the first time he is visiting Singapore in his capacity as Russian President.

Jonathan Lim | November 08, 2018, 06:43 PM

Russia's President Vladimir Putin will be in Singapore from Nov. 13 to 15, according to Russian news agency Tass.

He will be in Singapore to meet leaders attending the 2018 Asean Summit, which will be held from Nov. 11 to 15.

According to Putin's adviser Yuri Ushakov, the Russian leader will meet with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and also call on President Halimah Yacob.

Ushakov also added that "talks are scheduled with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe".

Tass also reported that Putin will also meet with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang who will also be in Singapore during that period.

Tass said the talks "are expected to end with the signing of some interagency documents and commercial contracts".

PM Lee last met Putin in 2016 in Sochi.

Singapore and Russia will be celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations in 2018.

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