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7 foreign heads of state, government to attend Singapore 50th Anniversary National Day Parade

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In total, 19 foreign representatives from 18 countries will be present to celebrate Singapore’s 50th anniversary, at the invitation of President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

SINGAPORE: Foreign representatives from 18 countries will attend the National Day Parade (NDP) in Singapore on Aug 9. Among them are the heads of state and heads of government of seven countries, as well as senior representatives from the rest of the invited countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Saturday (Aug 8).

The 19 foreign dignitaries, who include Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Malaysian Prime Minister (PM) Najib Razak and Thailand’s PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, will be present to celebrate Singapore’s 50th anniversary, at the invitation of President Tony Tan Keng Yam and PM Lee Hsien Loong.

Also attending the SG50 parade are Prime Ministers Thongsing Thammavong of Laos, John Key of New Zealand and Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam.

Dr Tan will host a lunch on Sunday at the Istana for the invited representatives. The lunch will also be attended by Mr Lee and Foreign Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam.

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