Cultural Exchange: Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Foreign Affairs Le Hoai Trung, Deputy Secretary (Asia-Pacific), Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr Ng Teck Hean, Former Chairman of Thua Thien Hue Provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Cao and Painter Boi Tran
Boi Tran Garden is privileged to host a cultural exchange between Vietnam Delegation and Singapore Delegation. The dignitaries includes Mr Le Hoai Trung, Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Foreign Affairs; Mr Ng Teck Hean, Deputy Secretary (Asia-Pacific), Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Mr Nguyen Van Cao, Former Chairman of Thua Thien Hue Provincial People’s Committee and Painter Boi Tran.
Mr Ng Teck Hean was appointed Deputy Secretary (Asia-Pacific) for Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore. Prior to his current appointment, he served as Ambassador of Singapore to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in August 2012. He headed the Policy Planning and Analysis Directorate I (Southeast Asia) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr Ng joined the Singapore Foreign Service in 1992. He served his first overseas assignment in the Singapore Embassy in Washington DC, USA, as First Secretary, from 1995 to 1998. Mr Ng was appointed as Special Assistant to then Minister for Foreign Affairs, Professor S Jayakumar, in 2002. He served his next overseas assignment as Deputy High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 2003 to 2006. He was conferred the National Day Award (Public Administration Medal) in 2003 and 2013 by the Government of Singapore.
In the meeting, Mr Ng Teck Hean expressed his gratitude for the invitation as well as the warmest welcome and kindness from the Vietnam Delegation, especially Painter Boi Tran and her hostess. He gratefully shared, “This is the finest cuisine, the most exquisite art gallery with a phenomenal collection and the most artistic architectural garden in Vietnam!”