Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Taro Aso Attended Singapore's National Day Parade commemorating the 50th anniversary of its independence

August 10, 2015
Japanese

  1. 1. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Taro Aso visited Singapore from 8 to 10 August 2015 and attended Singapore’s National Day Parade commemorating the 50th anniversary of its independence that was held on 9 August 2015 on behalf of the Government of Japan.

    2. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Taro Aso attended a Lunch hosted by President Tony Tan and a Reception hosted by Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong, and witnessed the National Day Parade, together with Heads of State and Government and other foreign dignitaries from more than 20 countries.

    3. On this occasion, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Taro Aso greeted and briefly conversed with Singapore’s key figures including President Tony Tan, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Emeritus Senior Minister and Senior Advisor to the Monetary Authority of Singapore Goh Chok Tong and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam, and with foreign Representatives including Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuam of Brunei His Majesty Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, H.R.H. The Duke of York, Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key, Vice President of Indonesia Jusuf Kalla, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development of Australia Warren Truss, Foreign Minister of the Philippines Albert F. del Rosario, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom Philip Hammond, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea Yoo-ilho, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises of India Anant Geete, Deputy Chairperson of the Russian Federation Council Yevgenil Viktrovich Bushmin and former United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk.