SINGAPORE, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met with New Zealand's new Prime Minister Bill English in Singapore on Tuesday, according to Lee's Facebook update.
Lee said this was his first meeting with PM English since he took over from John Key. Lee stressed that Singapore and New Zealand are old friends, saying he is confident that strong ties between the two countries will deepen further under PM English's leadership.
"Looking forward to doing more with New Zealand," added Lee.
PM English and his delegation were flying home and in transit for a few hours in Singapore, after they had just visited several European countries.