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Singapore PM welcomed at Parliament House

by October 11, 2016 General
Ethan JamesAustralian Associated Press

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been given a full ceremonial welcome complete with cannons at Parliament House as he begins a two-day visit to Canberra.

Mr Lee will be the first Singporean prime minister to address the Australian parliament and is expected to sign trade, defence, education and innovation plans.

He was greeted on Wednesday morning by dignitaries including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and the Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett.