In pictures: Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong concludes G20 Summit 2017

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong attended the G20 Summit, held on July 7-8 at Hamburg Messe in Germany. 

At this 12th installation of Group of Twenty (G20), world leaders discussed issues “relating to global economic growth, international trade and financial market regulation.”

Before the commencement of the summit, PM Lee met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "As a member of the Global Governance Group, Singapore hopes to strengthen relations with Germany and promote the #G20 goals," the PM said in a Facebook post. 

PM Lee with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo courtesy: MCI Kenji Soon
PM Lee with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo courtesy: MCI Kenji Soon

It was also the first time that PM Lee met with US President Donald Trump and Argentinian President Mauricio Macri. 

With President Trump, PM Lee discussed "regional and international developments." 

PM Lee in a bilateral meeting with President Trump. Photo courtesy: MCI Kenji Soon
PM Lee in a bilateral meeting with President Trump. Photo courtesy: MCI Kenji Soon

President Macri of Argentina accepted PM Lee's invitation to visit Singapore. 

PM Lee with Argentinian President Maurico Macri. Photo courtesy: MCI Kenji Soon
PM Lee with Argentinian President Maurico Macri. Photo courtesy: MCI Kenji Soon

With Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, PM Lee discussed the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail project. "I welcomed Japan’s interest in this major venture. Singapore and Japan celebrated 50 years of diplomatic relations last year and we looked forward to enhancing our bilateral cooperation," he added. 

PM Lee, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat and Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. Photo courtesy: MCI Kenji Soon
PM Lee, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat and Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. Photo courtesy: MCI Kenji Soon

While on the tip, the PM showed off his photography skills, which were known to be pretty impressive. Here are some photos from his "#jalanjalan" album. ("jalan" is the Malay word for walk.) 

"The reflections of the sailboats’ masts in the water form an abstract brush painting." Photo courtesy: Lee Hsien Loong
The golden hour at the Außenalster. Photo courtesy: Lee Hsien Loong
"The golden hour at the Außenalster." Photo courtesy: Lee Hsien Loong
 
"A sculpture of two children doing some “Drachen steigen” or kite-flying." Photo courtesy: Lee Hsien Loong

After mingling with world leaders,  PM Lee also headed to Munich for a National Day Reception with close to 400 Singaporeans and friends of Singapore. 

Group photo with fellow Singaporeans and friends of Singapore at the early National Day Reception. Photo courtesy: MCI Kenji Soon
Group photo with fellow Singaporeans and friends of Singapore at the early National Day Reception. Photo courtesy: MCI Kenji Soon
"A wefie with Singaporean women community leaders based in Germany." Photo courtesy: MCI Kenji Soon
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Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Writer

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. 

Sometimes she writes with light. 

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