Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Singapore, with whom Israel has a strong and long time military relationship.
PM Netanyahu is scheduled to leave Saturday night, 18 February, and fly to Singapore, arriving Sunday evening. He is then scheduled to spend Monday in Singapore, in a reciprocal visit to the one made by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong last year, before flying the next day to Sydney, Jerusalem Post reported on 18 Jan.
The Israeli Prime Minister was also planned afterwards to visit Fiji and participate in the summit of leaders of Pacific island state, but this third leg of the trip has been canceled, because diplomatic officials saying that it would be ‘too long and too complicated’ from a security point of view.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hosted PM Lee when he visited Israel in April 2016 as the head of a 60-person delegation.
On 18 April 2016, PM Lee had received the Doctorate Philosophiae Honoris Causa (honorary doctorate) from Hebrew University. He had also witnessed there the signing of 3 memorandums of understanding(MOUs) between Hebrew University and Singapore institutions NRF, NUS and NTU.
PM Lee had also met the leader of the opposition Isaac Herzog and former President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres during the visit.
PM Netanyahu is scheduled to fly back to Israel on Saturday night, February 25.