Minister for Foreign Affairs (Singapore)

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Foreign Affairs Minister of
the Republic of Singapore
Vivian Balakrishnan - 2010 (cropped).jpg
Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan

since 1 October 2015 (2015-10-01)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Member of Cabinet of Singapore
Parliament of Singapore
Reports to The Prime Minister
Appointer The Prime Minister
Term length No fixed term
Formation 9 August 1965
First holder S. Rajaratnam
Unofficial names Foreign Minister

The Minister for Foreign Affairs is head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a member of the Cabinet of Singapore. The current Minister for Foreign Affairs is Vivian Balakrishnan.[1]


Minister Start of Term End of Term
S Rajaratnam 9 August 1965 30 May 1980
Suppiah Dhanabalan 1 June 1980 12 September 1988
Wong Kan Seng 13 September 1988 1 January 1994
Shunmugam Jayakumar 2 January 1994 12 August 2004
George Yeo 13 August 2004 17 May 2011
K. Shanmugam 18 May 2011 30 September 2015
Vivian Balakrishnan 1 October 2015 Incumbent

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ong, Justin (28 September 2015). "Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announces Singapore's new Cabinet". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 

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