Singapore PM Lee On Two Day Working Visit To Malaysia

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PUTRAJAYA, April 6 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Sunday night hosted an official dinner in honour of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and wife, Ho Ching, at the River Cruise Tasik here. Also present was Najib’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor. Lee and his delegation were here on a two-day working visit, beginning today to attend the fifth Malaysia-Singapore Leaders’ Retreat which will be held tomorrow at the Putra Perdana complex. According to a Wisma Putra statement, the retreat is a platform for leaders of both countries to take stock of their bilateral co-operation. It also provides the leaders with an avenue to explore and discuss new initiatives and further collaboration.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak tonight hosted an official dinner in honour of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and wife, Ho Ching, at the River Cruise Tasik here. Present was Najib’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor. Lee and his delegation are here on a two-day working visit, beginning today to attend the fifth Malaysia-Singapore Leaders’ Retreat which will be held tomorrow at the Putra Perdana complex. Earlier, Lee was received by KLCC Property Holdings Bhd Executive Director Hashimah Hashim for a tour of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

Some 30 members of his entourage also joined in the one-hour tour of the twin towers. Upon arrival today the Singapore prime minister was accorded an official welcome by Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin at 2.20pm at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. According to a statement from Wisma Putra, the retreat, organised alternately by Malaysia and Singapore, provides the leaders with an avenue to explore and discuss new initiatives and collaborations to further strengthen the bilateral ties existing between Malaysia and Singapore Their last meeting took place in Singapore in February last year, which saw the leaders agreeing on a high-speed rail link between the republic and Kuala Lumpur. The rail link will significantly cut travel time between both countries to just 90 minutes.

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