Singapore names ex-minister as China envoy

China | 31 Oct 2019 6:14 pm

Former Singapore transport minister Lui Tuck Yew has been appointed ambassador to China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.

Lui received his letter of credence from President Halimah Yacob on the same day, state broadcaster, Channel News Asia reports.

He was previously Singapore’s ambassador to Japan, a post he took up in 2017. He served as Minister for Transport from 2011 to 2015, and concurrently as Second Minister for Defence in 2015. He was also Minister for Information, Communication and the Arts from 2009 to 2011, as well as Second Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2011 to 2012.

He left politics after deciding not to stand for re-election in 2015.

Before entering politics, Lui was CEO of the Housing and Development Board, and chief executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.

He will replace incumbent Stanley Loh, who has served as ambassador to China since March 2012.-Photo: Facebook

 

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