Published 27 March 2014

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE COMMUNICATIONS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN

The President of the Republic of Singapore, Mr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, accompanied by Mrs Mary Tan, has accepted an invitation from The Queen to pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom from 21 to 23 October 2014.
The President and Mrs Tan will stay at Buckingham Palace.

Background
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have paid State Visits to the Republic of Singapore in 1972, 1989 and most recently in 2006.

This is the first State Visit to the United Kingdom by a President of the Republic of Singapore.

The visit comes just ahead of the 2015 50th Anniversary celebrations of the independence of the Republic of Singapore.