When: Oct 17th, 2010 02:59PM
Where: Singapore



President Martinelli was called on by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana, and was hosted to a state banquet by President S R Nathan. The two countries yesterday signed the Singapore-Panama Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement. Mr Martinelli briefed Mr Lee on his government's plans to expand the Panama Canal, as well as economic opportunities in his country.Before meeting PM Lee, the Panama leader called on President Nathan, and expressed his keen interest in learning about Singapore's education system. Mr Martinelli and his delegation of officials and businessmen had lunch with Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang and prominent Singaporean businessmen. He then visited the Institute of Technical Education College West and the SMRT headquarters.