19 Apr 2012

Key hopeful Singaporean PM will visit NZ

3:43 pm on 19 April 2012

Prime Minister John Key says he hopes his Singaporean counterpart, Lee Hsien Loon, will visit New Zealand next year.

Mr Key has finished his trip to Singapore and Indonesia, and returns to New Zealand on Thursday afternoon.

He met with Mr Lee and Singapore's president, Tony Tan Keng Yam, before a state dinner at the presidential residence on Wednesday.

Mr Key says he knows Mr Lee has a strong interest in visiting, because he is a big fan of New Zealand.