SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke to newly appointed Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on Friday (November 25) and invited him to visit Singapore soon.
During the call, Mr. Lee also congratulated Mr. Anwar for becoming the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
“I have known Dato’ Seri Anwar for decades,” Mr Lee said in a Facebook post on Friday, adding that the pair last met in Singapore in 2018 when Mr Anwar gave a talk at the Singapore summit on the importance of bilateral relations between Singapore and Malaysia.
“Indeed, Singapore and Malaysia are close partners. Our countries share a long-standing friendship, underpinned by strong historical, cultural and interpersonal ties.”
Mr. Lee added that there is more that both sides can do to improve the bilateral relationship to their mutual benefit.
“I look forward to working with him and the new government to further strengthen our bilateral relationship.”
Mr Lee had written a letter to Mr Anwar on Thursday congratulating his coalition on its strong performance in the general election.