The Minster’s visit to Johor underpinned its importance in the interface between the two nations on issues related to the Causeway and the need to explore new areas of cooperation between Singapore and Johor to enhance their people-to -people ties.
During his official visit to Johor, Malaysia, on March 13, 2023 Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan Minister Balakrishnan had an audience with the Sultan of Johor, DYMM Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. The Minister also called on the Tunku Mahkota Johor, DYAM Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, and met with the Menteri Besar of Johor, YAB Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi.
Minister Balakrishnan and the Johor leaders reaffirmed the longstanding and close ties between Singapore and Johor. They welcomed the full resumption of cross-border visits and exchanges between Singapore and Johor since the reopening of borders. The leaders were happy to note the good progress made on the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project and the commencement of ferry services between both sides, which will enhance connectivity and alleviate congestion on the Causeway. Minister Balakrishnan and the Johor leaders agreed to explore new areas of cooperation between Singapore and Johor, and to continue to cooperate closely for the mutual benefit of our peoples.
Sourced from Ministry of Foreign Affair site