Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (Source: VNA)

The visit was made at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The relations between the two countries began in the 1990s and developed into strategic partnership in 2013.

Singapore is Vietnam’s third largest foreign investor, with a total investment of over USD38 billion poured into 1,600 projects in terms of processing, technology, production, real estate, construction, transport and logistics.

The country is also the 12th biggest trade partner of Vietnam, with two-way trade doubling in the last decade, hitting nearly USD16 billion in 2016./.