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State councilor mourns passing of Lee Kuan Yew

Updated: Mar 26,2015 4:25 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — State Councilor Yang Jiechi mourned the passing of Singapore’s former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at the Singaporean embassy in China on March 26.

Yang signed the condolence book, expressing profound sympathy.

Singaporean Ambassador to China Stanley Loh expressed gratitude for the condolences from the Chinese government.

Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding father, served as the country’s prime minister from 1959 to 1990 and then as a senior minister and minister mentor. He died in Singapore early on March 23 at the age of 91.

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