Bilateral visits since 1977

Visits of Heads of State, ministers and civil servants

- (17 - 23 May 2015) State visit by President Tony Tan to France->http://www.ambafrance-sg.org/State-visit-to-France-of-President]

- (15 January 2015) visit by Mr Michel Sapin, French Finance Minister->http://www.ambafrance-sg.org/Michel-Sapin-French-Finance]

- (15 - 16 October 2014) visit by Mr Philippe Errera, Director of Stretegic Affairs of the Ministry of Defence

- (29 - 30 September 2014) visit by Mr Philippe Varin, Special Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development for ASEAN

- (September 2014) visit by Mr Christian Masset, Scretary Genral of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development

- (May 2014) visit by Minister for Defence, Mr Jean-Yves le Drian, for the Shangri-la dialogue

- (April 2014) visit by Mr Jean-Pierre Bel, President of the Senate, with Mdm Marie-Héléne des Esgaulx and Mr Jean-Vincent Place, Senators

- (March 2014) visit by Rear Admiral Cullere, Commander of the French forces in the Pacific

- (March 2014) visit by general Mercier, Chief of staff of the Air Force

- (February 2014) visit by Mr Francis Delon and General Reb, DGA’s International Director for the Air Show 2014

- (January 2014) visit by Mr Jack Lang, former Minister and President of the Arab World Institute

- (October 2013) visit to France by Singaporean Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, accompagnied by Mr Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry, and Ms Grace Fu, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Foreign Affairs and Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources

- (September 2013) visit by Vice-Admiral Charles-Henri du Che, Head of International Relations of the French Navy

- (July 2013) visit to France by Mr Masagos Zulkifli Bin Masagos, Minister of State for Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (meeting on security technologies at the invitation Mr Manual Valls)

- (July 2013) visit to France by Mr Laurence Wong, Minister for Culture

- (June 2013) visit to France for the Bourget air show by Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport and Mr Chan Chun Sing, Second Minister for Defence

- (May 2013) visit to France by Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for National Security

- (31 May- 2 June 2013) visit by Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Defence

- (30 May-1 June 2013) visit by French Chief of Defense staff, Admiral Édouard Guillaud

- (18 - 19 October 2012) visit by Prime Minister, Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault

- (18 - 19 October 2012) visit by Ms Nicole Bricq, minister for Foreign Trade, and Ms Conway-Mouret, minister for overseas French

- (September 2012) visit to France by Lieutenant General Neo Kian Hong, Head of armed forces

- (June 2012) visit by Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Defence

- (February 2012) visit by Mr Gérard Longuet, Minister for Defence

- (October 2011) visit by Mr. Edouard Courtial, Minister of State for overseas French

- (June 2011) visit to France by Mr Lawrence Wong, Secretary of state for Defence

- (29 March 2011) visit to France by Mr Bilahari Kausikan, Secretary General of the Mninstry of Foreign Affairs in Singapore for political discussions

- (25 - 26 February 2011) visit by Ms Christine Lagarde, Minister for Economy, Finance and Industry and by Mr Thierry Mariani, Secretary of State for Transport

- (January 2011) visit by Mr Luc Chatel, Minister for National Education, Youth and Community

- (6 - 7 June 2010) visit to Singapore by Ms Anne-Marie Idrac, Secretary of State for Foreign Trade

- (June 2010) visit by Admiral Guillaud, Chief of Staff of the armed forces

- (30 - 31 March 2010) visit to Singapore by Mr Pierre Sellal, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs for political discussions

- (3 December 2009) Prime Minister François Fillon met his Singaporean counterpart, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

- (November 2009) Visit by General Georgelin, Chief of Staff of the armed forces

- (12 - 13 November 2009) Visit to Singapore by Ms Christine Lagarde, Minister for Economy, Industry and Manpower

- (10-11 July 2009) Visit to Singapore by Mr. Eric Woerth, Minister for Budget. Meetings with Mr. Tharman, minister of Singapore for Finances.

- (June 2009) Mr. Raymond LIM, Singaporean Minister for Transport, in Paris for the Bourget Air Show.

- (29 - 30 May 2009) General Georgelin, French Armed Forces Chief of Staff, in Singapore for the "Shangri-la DIalogue".

- (18 - 20 January 2009)Official visit to France by Mr. George Yeo, Singapore’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

- (6 - 7 November 2008) Visit by Mr. Philippe Favre, ambassador for International Investments, to inaugurate the new AFII office in Singapore.

- (29 October - 1 November 2008) Visit to France by Mr. S. Jayakumar, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore.

- (23 - 24 July 2008) Visit to Singapore by Mrs. Rama Yade, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Human Rights, to represent the Presidency of the European Union at the EU-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, the ARF meetings and the EU-South Korea Ministerial Meeting.

- (10 - 11 June 2008) Visit to Singapore by Ms. Valérie Pecresse, Minister of Higher Education and Researches.

- (1 - 5 June 2008) Visit to France by Lieutenant-General Desmond Kuek, Chief of Singapore Defence Forces. He received during this trip the cross of Commandeur in the Order of the Legion of Honor.

- (31 May - 1 June 2008) Visit to Singapore by Mr. Hervé Morin, Minister of Defence, to attend the "Shangri-La Dialogue".

- (1 - 5 April 2008) Visit to France by Mr. TEO Chee Hean, Minister of Defence of Singapore.

- (17 - 18 March 2008) Visit to Singapore by Mr Gérard ERRERA, Secretary General of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affaires, for annual consultations with the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

- (21-23 January 2008) Official visit to France by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore.

- (8 January 2008) Visit to Singapore by Mr Philippe FAVRE, French Ambassador and Special Representative for International Investment.

- (17 December 2007) Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Balaji SADAVISAN arrives in Paris to participate in the Conference of Donors for the State of Palestine.

- (2 - 7 December 2007) Visit to France of Senior Minister of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr ZAINUL Abidin Rasheed. Participated in the France-Singapore conference titled "The Impact of the Middle East on Southeast Asia and Europe" (5-6 Dec 2007). Met with Minister of Immigration, Integration, National Identity and Co-Development, Mr Brice HORTEFEUX.

- (22 November 2007) Mrs. Rama Yade, State Minister attached to the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs responsible for Foreign Affairs and Human Rights, reprsented France at the EU-ASEAN Summit commemorating the 30th Anniversary of EU-ASEAN relations.

- (16-21 November 2007) Mr Pierre ROUQUET, Security and Civil Aviation Grouping (GSAC).

- (28-30 October 2007) Working visit to Singapore by Mr. Bernard Kouchner, French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs.

- (10-13 September 2007) Visit by Mr Bernard BOUBE, Director of State Protection and Security at the General Secretary of National Defence, to Singapore for a bilateral exchange mission in the field of maritime and port security.

- (27 June 2007) Meeting at the Elysee Palace between President Nicolas SARKOZY of France and Mr. LEE Kuan Yew, Minister Mentor of Singapore.

- (14 June 2007) Trip to France by Mr. Ng Eng Hen, Singapore’s Minister of Manpower, to visit the Paris Air Show and Singapore Air Force personnel training at Cazaux.

- (Hamburg, 29 May 2007) Bilateral meeting of Mr. Bernard Kouchner, French Foreign and European Affairs Minister, and Mr. George Yeo, Singaporean Foreign Minister, at Hamburg, Germany ;

- (26 - 27 October 2006) Dr. Bernard Kouchner pays a trip to Singapore to promote his candidacy for the secretary general of WHO.

- (October 2006) Private visit of Minister Mentor Mr LEE Kuan Yew to Paris and his meeting with President Jacques Chirac of France

- (16-18 September 2006) Visit to Singapore by Mr. Thierry Breton, French Minister for Economy and Finance, and Ms Brigitte Girardin, Minister delegate for Cooperation, Development and Francophony, for the General Assembly of the IMF and the World Bank.

- (12-13 March 2006) Visit of Mr. Jean-François Copé, Minister delegate for Budget and State Reform, and Spokesman of the Government ;

- (7 February 2006) visit by the Secretary-General of the French Foreign Ministry for annual political consultations

- (11-13 December 2005) Visit to France of Singapore’s Minister delegate for Education & Employment, Mr. GAN Kim Yong;

- (27-29 November 2005) Official visit to France of Mr. LEE Hsien Loong, Singapore’s Prime Minister;

- (5-6 July 2005) Visit to Singapore of the President of the French Republic, Jacques CHIRAC;

- (4-7 July 2005) Visit of the Minister of Sports, Mr. Jean-François LAMOUR;

- (8 June 2005) Meeting in Paris between the French Minister of Culture and Communication, Mr Renaud DONNEDIEU de VABRES and the Singaporean Minister of Information, Communication and the Arts, Mr LEE Boon Yang;

- (24 March 2005) Mme Clara GAYMARD, Ambassador for international investment and President of AFII ;

- (Paris, 21 March 2005) Visit to France by Mr Peter HO, Permanent Secretary of the Singaporean Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Meetings at the Centre for Analysis and Forecasts;

- (5-6 March 2005) Visit by Minister delegate for Foreign Trade, Mr. François LOOS;

- (1 March 2005) Visit of Minister of Defence, Mrs. Michèle ALLIOT-MARIE;

- (27 January 2005) Visit to France by the Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Education, Dr NG Eng Hen

- (9-10 December 2004) Visit of Mr. Jean-François THIBAULT, Personal representative of Defence Minster, Mrs Michele Alliot-Marie;

- (6 October 2004) Visit to Singapore of President Jacques CHIRAC of France;

- (9 September 2004) Meeting in Paris between President Jacques CHIRAC of France and Mr. LEE Kuan Yew, Minister Mentor of Singapore

- (16 July 2004) Mr Jean-Claude TRICHET, President of the European Central Bank–EMEAP ;

- (28-29 June 2004) Visit to Singapore of Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Renaud MUSELIER

- (28-29 June 2004) Visit to France by a delegation from the Singapore prison service;

- (11-18 November 2003) Visit to France by Dr. Tony Tan, Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Security and Defence (meeting with Mrs Michele Alliot-Marie, Defence Minister, 14 November 2003);

- (1- 2 October 2003) Visit to France of Mr WONG Kan Seng, Home Affairs Minster;

- (June 2003) Visit to France by Mr. Cedric FOO, Minister of State for Defence, and by Mr YEO Cheow Tong, Minister of Transport, on the occasion of the Paris Air Show in Bourget ;

- (31 May - 1 June 2003) Visit by Minister of Defence, Mrs Michele ALLIOT-MARIE, on the occasion of the Annual Security Conference of the Asia-Pacific;

- (21 March 2003) Visit by Mr. François LOOS, Minister delegate for foreign trade;

- (27-28 January 2003): Visit to France by Mr. LEE Hsien Loong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance;

- (November 2002) Visit of Mr. Renaud MUSELIER, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs;

- (25 April 2001) Mr. David LIM, Minister of State for Defence and Minister of State for Information and the Arts;

- (2 – 5 October 2000) Visit of Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew to Paris;

- (27 – 30 May 2000) Visit of Singaporean Minister of Education and Second Minister of Defence, Rear-admiral TEO Chee Hean;

- (5 – 10 March 2000) Visit of French State Secretary for International Trade, François HUWART;

Parliamentary visits

- (March 2015) visit by Ms. Christiane Kammermann, Senator of Overseas French

- (September 2014) visit by Mr. BUI and Mr. GUILLET, deputees

- (May 2014) visit by Mr DULAIT and Mr PEYRONNET, Senators

- (March 2014) visit by Mr. Jean-Yves LECONTE, Member Senator of the Commission for constitutional law, legislation, and universal suffrage, regulation and general administration

- (October 2013) visit by Mr. Louis DUVERNOIS, representative Senator of overseas French

- (20-21 June 2013) visit by Mr Jérome Lambert, Deputy of Charente (3rd constituency)

- (14-17 April 2013) visit by Ms Claudine Lepage, Senator of French citizens living abroad

- (14-17 February 2013) visit by Mr Thierry Mariani, Deputy of the 11th constituency

- (18-19 October 2012) visit by Mr. Eric Alauzet, deputee, President of the France-Singapore Friendship Group, by Mr Gérard Miquel, senator, President of the France-Southeast Asia Friendship Gorup, and senator Richard Yung

- (18-23 March 2012) parliamentary visit by Mr. Bernard Depierre, President of the France-Singapore Friendship Group, by Mr.Philippe Tourtelier, by Mr. Jean-Marie Rolland and by Mr. Francis Hillmeyer, deputees.

- (29 - 31 March 2011) visit to Singapore by Mr Louis Duvernois, French Foreign Senator

- (9 August 2009) Ms Marie-Hélène des Esgaulx, Senator Mayor of Gujan-Mestras, whose constituency includes the Cazaux Air Base which housed for 10 years the 150th squadron of the Singapore Air Force, on a four-day visit to Singapore from 9 August 2009, at the invitation of the Singaporean government.

- (31 May - 1 June 2008) Mr Pierre Lellouche, deputy UMP, from the delegation of the Ministry of defence to participate in the Shangri-La Dialogue.

- (27-30 March 2008) Mr Jean-François Copé, President of the UMP Group in the National Assembly, former Minister for the Budget, in Singapore at the invitation of the Singapore International Association, for the inauguration of the "French Corner" at the National Library of Singapore.

- (13 February 2008) Visit to Singapore by Senator Richard YUNG.

- (20-22 March 2007) Visit to Singapore of a Senate delegation headed by the President of the Senate, Mr. Christian PONCELET

- (2-3 February 2007) Dr Geh Min, chairman of Singapore’s "Nature Society" and Member of Parliament, represented Singapore at“Citizens of the Earth”: Paris Conference for Global Ecological Governance.

- (11-17 June 2006) Visit of a parliamentary delegation headed by Mr. Bernard DEPIERRE, President of the France-Singapore Friendship Parliamentary Group;

- (April 2006) Visit of a Senatorial delegation (China, Singapore, Taiwan);

- (23 - 24 May 2005) Visit of Senator Christian COINTAT

- (28 - 29 April 2005) Visit of Senator Louis DUVERNOIS

- (23 February 2005) Transit of Mr. Richard YUNG, Senator for French Citizens Living Abroad;

- (15-19 February 2005) Visit of Mrs Patricia ADAM, Member of Parliament;

- (27 April 2004) Visit of Mr. Bernard PLASAIT, Senator;

- (22-23 November 2004) Mr. Michel TESTARD, Representative of Overseas French ;

- (29 July 2004) Visit of Mr. Alain MARCHAUD, Member of Parliament and Mr. Paul GIROD, Senator;

- (5-7 February 2002) Visit of Senator Jean-Pierre CANTEGRIT;



Visits of regional and local representatives

- (27 May 2011) visit by a delegation from the General Council of Burgundy

- (17 May 2007) Visit of a delegation from the Regional Council of Burgundy with wine and food producers from the region for a wine-tasting event called "Epicurean Burgundy".

- (3 - 4 April 2007) Visit of a delegation from the region of Nord-Pas de Calais;

- (March and November 2006) Visit of 2 delegations from the Regional Counsel of Bourgogne;

- (12 - 13 September 2005) Visit to Singapore of the First President of the Cour de Cassation (Supreme Court) ;

- (4 - 7 July 2005) Visit of Mr.Bertrand Delanoe, Mayor of Paris, and of the President of the Ile de France region;

- (15 - 19 February 2005) Visit of Mr. François CUILLANDRE, Mayor of Brest with a delegation of 40;

- (October 2001) Visit of Mr. Yves FOULON, Mayor of Arcachon;

- (October 2001) Visit of Mr. Jean-François ACCOT MIRANDE, Mayor of La Teste;

- (24 September - 1 October 1993) Visit by a party of the General Council of Isère

Visits of important persons

- (26 - 29 September 2011) visit to Singapore by Mr Maugars, President of ONERA

- (14 september 2011) visit to Singapore by Professor Gérard Chaliand, upon the invitation of the Middle East Institute to give a conference

- (26 February to 1 March 2011) Visit to Singapore by musician Renaud Capuçon

- (13 January 2011) visit to Singapore by Mr Jacques Attali

- (2-4 December 2009) Visit by Xavier Gouyou Beauchamps, President of TVFI

- (26 October 2009) Visit by Mr Noyer, Governor of the Banque de France

- (6 October 2009) Visit by Mr Betbeze, Director of Economic Studies at Crédit Agricole, Member of CAE of the Prime Minister, within the CCEF-ASEAN

- (4 December 2008) Gilles KEPEL, French expert in the Middle East and in terrorism, visited Singapore on 4 and 5 December where he launched his latest book : "BEYOND TERROR AND MARTYRDOM - The Future of Middle East" on Thursday, 4 December at the Shangri-la hotel

- (15 February 2008) Visit to Singapore by Erik ORSENNA.

- (28 November 2007) Visit to Singapore of Mr. Jean-Louis Guillaud, President of TV France Internationale for the ATF 2007.

- (23 - 25 November 2007) Visit to Singapore of GAO Xingjian, French novelist, laureate of 2000 Nobel Literature Prize.

- (22-23 octobre 2007) Mr. Richard Decoings, director of Intitut des Etudes Politiaues de Paris (Science-Po), in Singapore for the 2nd GPPN Conference (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Columbia University, London School of Economics and Political Science).

- (11 september 2007) Visit to Singapore of Henri Loyrette, President of the Louvre Museum, and of Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, CEO of Champagnes Taittinger, on the occasion of the "Forbes Global CEO Conference".

- (2 July 2007) Professor Claude COHEN-TANNOUDJI, French Nobel laureate of Physics, from the Collège de France and the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel;

- (23-24 June 2007) Mr. Carlos Ghosn in Singapore for the World Economic Forum on East Asia;

- (10 - 20 September 2006) Visit of a business delegation for the Annual World Bank and IMF meeting;

- (September 2006) Visit to France of a delegation from Singapore’s National Environment Agency – Nuclear security;

- (September 2006) Visit of a delegation from the Regional Council of Bourgogne led by its President;

- (August 2006) Visit of the President of Bouygues Construction,

- (August 2006) Visit of a CGPME delegation from Bourgogne;

- (June 2006) Visit of a delegation from Le Havre Port;

- (June 2006) Delagation of BNIC;

- (June 2006) Delegation of CRCI Bourgogne;

- (December 2005) Delegation of BNIC;

- (November 2005) Visit to France by the Prime Minister with a delegation;

- (October 2005) Visit of the PACA delegation(10 companies),

- (August 2005) Visit of the President of Sopexa,

- (April 2005) Delegation of BNIC (cognac) and of CIVC (champagne);

- (April 2005) Trip to Paris by a Singapore Business Federation (SBF) delegation (12 firms) with the 8th meeting of the France-Singapore Business Council;

- (24 March 2005) Mrs Clara GAYMARD, Ambassador delegate for international investment and President of the Invest in France Agency (AFII);

- (28 February- 1 March 2005) Mrs Anne-Marie IDRAC, CEO of Paris Transport Company - Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) ;

- (20 - 22 February 2005) GDA Bernard LIBAT ;

- (18 February 2005) Mr. François LUREAU, Chief Executive of the General Delegation for Armament (DGA);

- (6 - 8 February 2005) General LE ROY, Director of STAT

- (December 2004) Mr. Didier MESSINES, Expert in pharmaceutic drugs, and Mr. Patrick MELIERES, Expert en health development strategy, STE ETHYPHARM,

- (6 and 7 December 2004) Mr. André SYROTA (CEA) ;

- (28 November 2004) Mission Fondation Nationale Entreprise (FNEP);

- (November 2004) Mr. François QUENTIN, CEO of Thales Aerospace;

- (October 2004) Mr. Henri MOTTARD, Director of COUDERT BROTHERS ,

- (26-27 October 2004) Mr. Olivier ASSAYAS, Director – French Film Festival;

- (October 2004) Mr. Patrick BOURRIER, External Relations for Alcatel;

- (September 2004) Visit of Mr. Pierre MORAILLON, Director of DREE;

- (July 2004) Mr. Denis MAUGARS, President of ONERA (National Office of Aerospace Studies and research);

- (16 July 2004) Mr. Jean-Claude TRICHET, President of the European Central Bank - EMEAP;

- (20 June 2004) Mrs Agnès de GOUVION SAINT-CYR, Auctioneer of the FANC exhibition;

- (June 2004) Mission of inspection by the DREE and by the Treasury;

- (June 2004) Mr. Jean-Yves LE GALL, CEO of Arianespace;

- (May 2004) Mr. Jean Luc ROCHEFORT, Director of Marketing Strategy and Communications of Acome;

- (May 2004) Prof. Dominique ROUX, President of ART (Regulatory Authority of Telecommunications;

- (March 2004) Mr. Jean-Louis DUMAS, CEO of Hermes, Mr. Bertrand MICHAUD, Regional Representative of Hermes in Hong Kong;

- (23 - 24 March 2004) Mr. Philippe LOUIS-DREYFUS of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs;

- (February 2004) Mr. Daniel HANGARD, General Director of INPI (National Institute of Industrial Properties) ;

- (February 2004) Mr. EDELSTENNE, Dassault;

- (December 2003) Mr. PISTORIO, CEO of ST Microelectronics,

- (November 2003) Mr. François-Xavier ORTOLI, Governor of Asia-Europe Foundation;

- (November 2003) Mr. Jean LAMY, President of Framatome Connectique International ;

(November 2003) Mr. Philippe Koenig, Director of Strategy at ESSEC;

- (November 2003) Mr. Lureau, President of Defence at Thalès;

- (October 2003) Mr. Brégier, President of Eurocopter;

- (October 2003) Professeur Kourilsky, President of the Pasteur Institute;

- (September 2003) Mr. DEHECQ, President of SANOFI,

- (February 2003) Mr. Serge Dassault and Mr. Charles Edelstenne, Dassault ;

- (January 2001) Mr. Charles Edelstenne, CEO of Dassault Aviation.

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