PM Lee Congratulates Anwar For Prime Minister Appointment, Invites Him To Visit S’pore Soon

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Lee Hsien Loong Congratulates Anwar On Election As Malaysian Prime Minister

Following Anwar Ibrahim’s historic appointment as Malaysia’s 10th Prime Minister (PM), world leaders from around the world have flocked to congratulate him.

Our own PM Lee Hsien Loong was among the first to do so, in the form of a letter inviting Mr Anwar to visit Singapore.

He also shared via the letter that he had verbally congratulated the Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman over the phone.

The pair last met in 2018, when Mr Anwar visited Singapore to give a lecture.

PM Lee looks forward to strengthening bilateral ties with Malaysia

In the letter posted on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MFA) website, PM Lee made a nod to pressing current issues like inflation and climate change.

He noted that Mr Anwar’s election comes at a time of “significant challenges in our regional and global environment”.

On that note, he emphasised that Malaysia and Singapore should manage these challenges together.

He then reflected on all the ways their bilateral ties have benefited both nations, he said.

For one, the close coordination between both countries’ ministers and officials helped maintain the flow of essential goods and workers.

It also enabled the reopening of borders to take place swiftly and effectively.

Additionally, PM Lee wrote that our close partnership is integral to stability in the ASEAN region, which was vital amidst “rising geopolitical tensions”.

While the two countries’ trade and investment ties are &...

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