Kamala Harris to meet Halimah Yacob in S'pore

US vice president's first official visit to Singapore and Asia.

Belmont Lay | August 20, 2021, 06:04 PM

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United States vice president Kamala Harris will call on President Halimah Yacob during her official visit to Singapore from Aug. 22 to 24.

This trip to Singapore will also be Harris' first official visit to Asia.

Details about the trip were released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Aug. 20.

The U.S. second-in-command will also have a meeting and joint press conference with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

As part of Singapore's customary welcome, Harris will have a new orchid hybrid named in her honour during a ceremony at the Istana.

She will be accompanied by senior officials from the Vice President’s Office, National Security Council and Department of State.

As part of her itinerary and whirlwind trip, Harris will also visit Changi Naval Base where she will board the US Littoral Combat Ship USS Tulsa.

Before leaving, Harris will deliver a policy speech and participate in a roundtable with the business community involving Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong on Aug. 24.

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Top photos via Kamala Harris & Halimah Yacob Instagram