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SINGAPORE [10 March 2017] – President of The Republic of Palau, Tommy Remengesau Jr., brought along the First Lady, Debbie Remengesau and fellow delegation from the Republic of Palau upon President Tommy’s successful re-election for the fourth term as President, to visit the President of Singapore, Dr. Tony Tan and diplomats in Southeast Asia.

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Photo Credit: Ministry of Communications and Information by Chwee

This visit was to discuss opportunities for greater collaborations and reaffirm strong bilateral relations.

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Photo Credit: Ministry of Communications and Information by Chwee

“President of Singapore, Dr. Tony Tan marked President of the Republic of Palau’s visit on Social Media by dedicating a post with the following mention:  “I am delighted to meet with Palau President Tommy Remenggau today, and the important partnership between Singapore and Palau will promote Singapore’s development in international forums. In our meeting, President Tommy Remenggau and I reiterated a strong bilateral partnership between Singapore and Palau, and we have discussed further opportunities for cooperation and we look forward to working together to strengthen bilateral relations. ”

BBC World News invited President Tommy for a face-to-face interview on Climate change  

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BBC World News invited President Tommy for a face-to-face interview, with renown Producer, Presenter, Sharanjit Leyl bringing to light on how the Republic of Palau is battling with climate change.

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President Tommy brought about topics such as rising sea level where water is sipping up to farmland affecting agricultural activities. He also emphasised on the coral bleaching situation, where corals are under stress due to global warming and rising water temperatures. And how these issues affect the overall tourism landscape in the Republic of Palau.

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Being an avid nature lover, he stressed the importance of conservation and tourism, how crucial it is for these two attributes to go hand in hand. He spoke about tourism and sustainability which displayed magnanimity of his passion towards conservation.

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It was an insightful interview which addressed relevant concerns, aired worldwide and viewed by millions on Monday, 13th March at 7am Singapore Time and 8 am Palau Time.

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Upon his successful BBC interview, he delivered remarks on “Sharks & Humanity” on behalf of the Republic of Palau, presented by The Parkview Arts Action Awards recognising outstanding environmental leaders.

GT Group hosts Welcome Banquet for President and First Lady, Tommy & Debbie Remengesau and fellow delegation from the Republic of Palau

President Tommy and First Lady and fellow delegation from the Republic of Palau were cordially invited to a Welcome Banquet hosted by GT Group.

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Dr. Paul Zhang, Diplomat of the Economic, Trade and Tourism of The Republic of Palau to Southeast Asia and China alongside with Ms. Gracemaple Kwok, Executive Chairperson of E-Commerce Association of Singapore(ECAS) and Emiliano Cyrus, GT Ambassador eminently welcomed and hosted a Welcome Banquet at Shangri-La Hotel for the President and First Lady of the Republic of Palau, Tommy and Debbie Remengesau and fellow delegation from the Republic of Palau.

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This Welcome Banquet addressed upcoming developments such as GT Smart-City projects and Palau’s business growth.  GT Ambassador, Emiliano presented the First Lady with a bouquet of fresh flowers to welcome her.

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There was a showcase of GT Wonder Boy, a SMART companion to President Tommy and the First Lady on the key functionalities of how it can help Palau transform into a Smart-City, followed by a video presentation on the future of Palau that promotes eco-marine tourism in Palau which President Tommy was simply impressed by.

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It was overall a bustling but purposeful visit to Singapore. President Tommy and the First Lady were impressed with the overall gracious experience received from GT Group when they visited the staff at the Representative Office of the Republic of Palau.

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Key Attendees from GT Group:

Mr. Andrew Lim, Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Harry He, Chief Executive Officer of Payment, Mr. Leonardo Hao, CEO of Robot, Mr. Mike Peng, Vice President Insurance of GT Group and Mr. Eric Koh, Chairman of Fulda Group

Key Delegates from the Republic of Palau:

Honourable J. Baklai Temengil, Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs of Palau, Honourable Brian Melairei, Director of Capitol Improvement Projects and Public Works of Palau, Honourable Keobel Sakuma, Executive Director of Palau National Marine Sanctuary and Honourable Rebluud Kesolei, Chief of Staff of Palau

Milestone of GT Group, Representative Office of SEA & China and the Republic of Palau

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[May 2016] President Tommy Remengesau Jr. visited GT Group office in Singapore

[July 2016] MoU Signing for GT Smart-City at the Republic of Palau

[Aug 2016] Discussion on Smart-City developments at the Republic of Palau

[Jan 2017] President Tommy Remengesau officially invited Diplomat of the Economic, Trade and Tourism of The Republic of Palau to Southeast Asia and China, Dr. Paul Zhang and GT Delegation to his 10th installation and inauguration ceremony

History of Presidential Appointment, Tommy Remengesau Jr.

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[Jan 2001 – Jan 2005] Appointed President of the Republic of Palau

[Jan 2005 – Jan 2009] Re-elected as President of the Republic of Palau

[Nov 2012 – Nov 2016] Re-elected as President of the Republic of Palau

[Jan 2017 – Present] Re-elected as President of the Republic of Palau