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2019 Embassy Activities Round-Up

Malaysia: Visits Also for Future Collaborations

Prime Ministers Lee Hsien Loong and Dr Mahathir Mohd at the Malaysia-Singapore Leaders’ Retreat in April 2019. (Photo: Singapore PMO)

Continuous exchange of visits at all levels between Malaysia and Singapore ensures close ties remain as strong as ever

Continuous exchange of visits at all levels between Malaysia and Singapore had taken place throughout the year 2019. The highlight of the calendar was the Working Visit of YAB Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the Prime Minister of Malaysia to Singapore on 9 August 2019, to attend the 2019 Bicentennial National Day Parade. The Prime Minister together with His Majesty Sultan of Brunei and Indonesian President Joko Widodo and their spouses were invited by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to the said event.

At the Singapore Bicentennial National Day Parade: Both Prime Ministers with their spouses. (Photo: Singpore PMO)

There were also several other Ministerial Visits that took place such as the visits by YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs; YB Lim Guan Eng, Minister of Finance; YB Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Minister of Economic Affairs; YB Haji Mohamad Sabu, Minister of Defence; YB Zuraida Kamaruddin, Minister of Housing and Local Government; YB Dato’ Dr. Xavier Jayakumar, Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources; YB Anthony Loke, Minister of Transport; and YB Yeo Bee Yin, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC). The exchange of visits between Malaysia and Singapore provided opportunities for both countries to discuss any issues of concern as well as possible future collaboration.

Both Malaysia and Singapore are now gearing up for the 10th Annual Leaders’ Retreat which will be Singapore’s turn to host.

Malaysian Foreign Minister Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah and his counterpart, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan in a joint-press conference in January 2019.

Malaysia had also launched its Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign – which brings out the best of what the country has to offer to the world in a single, event-packed year. The year 2020 holds a special place in the heart of all Malaysians as they reflect and celebrate all the nation’s successes and challenges in transforming a once colonial land, into a thriving, multi-cultural and dynamic country. Having said this, Malaysia welcomes everyone to experience the country’s numerous tourist attractions – natural bounty of beautiful beaches, islands and highland attractions, among others, to experience first-hand the warm hospitality and enjoy the culture, food, and festivals that Malaysians have to offer.