( dpa ) - Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej started Tuesday an official visit to Singapore, the first stop on his introductory swing through regional countries.
Samak, who postponed his trip to Malaysia last week as the country was busy forming a post-election cabinet, was invited to the city-state by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Samak was sworn into office on February 6.
While in the city-state for two days, Samak is scheduled to call on President SR Nathan and have separate meetings with the prime minister, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, and Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean, said the ministry of foreign affairs.
The prime minister will host the Thai delegation to an official dinner on Wednesday.
Accompanying Samak are senior officials from the prime minister's office, ministry of foreign affairs, Royal Thai Army and the National Economic and Social Development Board of Thailand.