Visit by Mr Thierry Mariani, Minister of State for Transport
Invited by the Singapore Ministry of Transport, Mr Mariani visited Singapore on 25 and 26 February 2011.
During his visit, Mr Mariani accompanied Madame Lagarde, Minister for Economy, Finance and Industry, in her talks with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and with Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam.
On Saturday 26 February, Mr Mariani visited the Kim Chuan depot of the Circle Line (the longest automatic subway line in the world whose equipment, tracks and signals are supplied by the Alstom group). Subsequently, the Minister visited one of the container terminals of Singapore and proceeded to the center of traffic control of the Maritime Port Authority. In the afternoon, Mr Mariani met with the representatives of the Ministry of Transport, especially with the representatives of the general management of civil aviation. He then visited Terminal 3 of Changi International Airport and subsequently, with Mrs Christine Lagarde, met with representatives of the French business community at the French Residence during a cocktail reception hosted by the French Ambassador to Singapore, Mr. Olivier Caron.
French Ambassador to Singapore, Mr. Olivier Caron, Mr. Thierry Mariani et Mrs Christine Lagarde
Mr. Thierry Mariani et Mrs Christine Lagarde