Chinese VP to attend Lee Kuan Yew's state funeral

2015-03-28 03:40:21 GMT2015-03-28 11:40:21(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING - Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao will attend the state funeral of former Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, and he will be in the city-state from March 28 to 30, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Li will visit as a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said in a press release.

Lee, Singapore's founding father, served as prime minister from 1959 to 1990 and then as a senior minister and minister mentor. He died Monday at the age of 91.

Lee's state funeral is slated for Sunday.

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