Lee invites new Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim to visit Singapore

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Lee invites new Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim to visit Singapore

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke to newly appointed Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on Friday and invited him to visit Singapore soon.

In the phone call, Mr Lee also congratulated Mr Anwar on becoming Malaysia's 10th prime minister.

I have known Dato Seri Anwar for a number of decades, and in a Facebook post on Friday, he said that the couple met in Singapore last year when Mr Anwar spoke at the Singapore Summit on the importance of bilateral relations between Singapore and Malaysia.

Singapore and Malaysia are close partners. Our countries have a longstanding friendship, underpinned by strong historical, cultural, and interpersonal ties. Mr Lee stated that there is more that both sides can do to enhance the bilateral relationship for mutual benefit.

I look forward to working with him and the new government to strengthen our bilateral relationship. On Thursday, Mr Lee had written a letter to Mr Anwar to congratulate his coaltion for its strong performance in the general election.