Singapore PM looking forward to building stronger ties with Malaysia


SINGAPORE: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says he is looking forward to building stronger ties between the republic and Malaysia, including the state of Perak.

He said this in a recent Facebook update on his meeting with Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah, who is on a four-day visit here from Tuesday (June 21) at Lee's invitation.

"Glad we could meet face-to-face again now that borders have reopened. We discussed regional developments and areas where Singapore and Perak can strengthen cooperation,” Lee wrote.

He attached a photo of himself and Sultan Nazrin Shah with the post.

Joining them at the meeting were Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council of Perak president Tan Sri Mohd Annuar Zaini and Singapore Foreign Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.

"We last met in 2019, when Tuanku visited Singapore for the Universiti Malaya-NUS Golf Tournament,” Lee wrote. He also wished Sultan Nazrin Shah a fruitful stay in Singapore.

According to the Singapore Foreign Ministry, Sultan Nazrin Shah will have meetings with several Singapore ministers including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean, and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.

"His Royal Highness will also receive a briefing on the Singapore Green Plan 2030,” the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. – Bernama

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