Mr and Mrs Lee taking a stroll with his good friend British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her husband Dennis at Chequers, her country retreat in 1990.
With French President Jacques Chiracs during a visit to France in May 1990.
Meeting the late South African President Nelson Medala during his visit to Singapore in March 1997
Mr Lee had an extraordinary grasp of the world’s political and economical trends. Many political and business leaders continued to seek his insights even after he stepped down as premier.
His sharpness of mind and candour, as well as the depth of his political experience, gained him an influence that was altogether disproportionate for a leader of such a small state as Singapore.