Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today congratulated Ismail Sabri Yaakob on being sworn in as Malaysia’s 9th Prime Minister.
A statement issued by Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Lee had made a telephone call to Ismail Sabri this morning.
“With your wealth of experience in public service and government, including having helmed multiple Ministries prior to your appointments as Deputy Prime Minister and Senior Minister, I am confident that Malaysia will continue to prosper under your leadership as Prime Minister,” Lee told the newly appointed Prime Minister of Malaysia.
“We share many common interests, and our peoples have familiar ties across the border. Over the years, Singapore has cooperated closely with successive Malaysian governments to confront our shared challenges, including this pandemic. You have contributed significantly to strengthening bilateral cooperation, including co-chairing the Singapore-Malaysia Special Working Committee on COVID-19 to oversee the continued movement of people and goods across our borders,” the statement reads.
Singapore Prime Minister also expressed his confidence that Malaysia- Singapore relationship will continue to flourish, and hopes Malaysia and Singapore will continue to enjoy deep, warm, and multi-faceted relations.
Lee also invited Ismail Sabri to Singapore to meet and discuss on how to further improve the friendship between the two countries.
” I look forward to meeting you soon, and working with you to expand our cooperation for mutual benefit. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to make an official visit to Singapore for us to discuss how we can partner each other to take our friendship further,” said Lee.