PM to make official visit to Singapore on Jan 30

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will make an official visit to Singapore on Monday (Jan 30).

His maiden official visit to the neighbouring country as Prime Minister comes at the invitation of his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong.

A local news portal reported that Anwar will meet Singaporean leaders including President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee.

The report was based on an announcement by Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"The two prime ministers will witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to promote cooperation in data, cyber security and the digital economy as well as two Frameworks for Cooperation in Digital and Green Economy.

"He (Anwar) will hold a meeting with the Malaysian diaspora in Singapore as well.

"This visit reflects the close relationship between Malaysia and Singapore as close neighbours and member countries of Asean, including strong economic ties.

"This visit will provide an opportunity for both sides to explore opportunities to further improve bilateral relations and discuss regional and international issues of mutual interest," it said.

Anwar will be accompanied by his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

The delegation will include Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, Transport Minister Anthony Loke, International Trade and Industry Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz, Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil, and officials from related ministries and agencies.

Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg and Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi will join the delegation as well.

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