The Prime Minister of Singapore jets into New Zealand this evening for a three-day visit.
It's Lee Hsien Loong's second visit here since becoming Prime Minister in 2004.
Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand's relationship with Singapore is a deep and enduring one, and this visit underscores those close ties.
He says the two countries share a long history of education and defence cooperation, alongside the Closer Economic Partnership which has helped boost trade between the two nations.
John Key says they'll hold further constructive discussions, and continue to strengthen cooperation in a range of areas, including science and innovation.
Mr Lee will meet with Singaporean community and business leaders in Auckland tonight, before travelling on to Wellington.
Photo: Lee Hsien Loong (Getty Images)