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Goh Chok Tong

(gō chôk tông), 1941–, prime minister of SingaporeSingapore
, officially Republic of Singapore, republic (2005 est. pop. 4,426,000), 299 sq mi (774 sq km). It consists of the island of Singapore and about 60 small adjacent islands at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, SE Asia.
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 (1990–2004). After holding government and business positions, he was elected to Singapore's parliament in 1976 and served in the cabinet and People's Action party leadership from 1979. In 1985 he became minister of defense and deputy prime minister, and five years later he succeeded Lee Kuan YewLee Kuan Yew
, 1923–2015, prime minister of Singapore (1959–90). Educated in England, he obtained a law degree from Cambridge Univ. in 1949 and in 1954 founded the moderately leftist People's Action party.
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 as prime minister. Less authoritarian than Lee, Goh saw Singapore through the 1997 Asian financial crisis and the turmoil attending the 2003–3 SARSSARS
or severe acute respiratory syndrome,
communicable viral disease that can progress to a potentially fatal pneumonia. The first symptoms of SARS are usually a high fever, headache and body aches, sore throat, and mild respiratory symptoms; diarrhea may occur.
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 outbreak. He was succeeded by Lee Hsien LoongLee Hsien Loong
, 1952–, prime minister of Singapore (2004–). The eldest son of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, Lee was educated at Cambridge and Harvard while also serving (beginning in 1974) in Singapore's armed forces.
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, his predecessor's son, and served in the government as senior minister (2004–11) after resigning as prime minister.
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KUWAIT, April 14 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received on Sunday former Singapore's Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and his accompanying delegation on the occasion of his visit to the country.
STRONG ties linking Bahrain and Singapore were hailed yesterday as His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, received at Istana Palace former Singaporean prime minister Goh Chok Tong.
on economic developments in North Korea and possible investment opportunities for Singapore companies,'' in a meeting with Singapore's former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, now a senior minister in the Cabinet, a government statement said.
Key members of the advisory group include Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, French scholar Guy Sorman, former Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, World Economic Forum chairman Klaus Schwab, and Harvard University president Lawrence Summers.
The Agreement was signed by then Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and President George W.
We seriously suspect the agents Americans and Israelis in conducting such horrendous terrorist moves," the official IRNA news agency quoted Khamenei as saying in a meeting with visiting Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong.
Singapore's Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong in his National Day message, which covered issues such as recession, the US economy, competition, and unemployment.
Japan's Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi agreed in meetings Friday with Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew that countries in Asia will have to coordinate more closely with China in the future in view of that country's growing economic prowess.
Singapore's prime minister Goh Chok Tong will arrive in Denmark today (15 April) for an official visit lasting until Wednesday.
Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong on Friday proposed a free-trade agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during talks with a top EU official.
Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong will start a three-day visit to Thailand on Feb.
In Singapore, Mr Lamy will meet Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew, and Minister for Trade George Yeo, "to explore further opportunities for joint co-operation in common areas of interest" during the newly-launched WTO Round.

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