KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 – Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will make a two-day working visit to Singapore beginning today to attend the Malaysia-Singapore 6th Leaders’ Retreat.
During the retreat, Najib is scheduled to have a four-eyed meeting with his counterpart Lee Hsien Loong, followed by a delegation meeting where both sides will discuss bilateral issues of mutual concern and review the progress of existing bilateral cooperation, including initiatives upon agreed during the 2014 Leaders’ Retreat.
According to a Foreign Ministry statement here Monday, a memorandum of understanding between Malaysia and Singapore on Co-Operation in Developing Urban Search and Rescue Capabilities and Supplemental Agreement to the Agreement for the Construction and Operation of a Ferry Terminal and the Operation of a Ferry Service between Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore will be signed during the retreat.
During the visit, the prime minister will be accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, several cabinet ministers and senior government officials. “The Prime Minister is also scheduled to meet the representatives of Malaysian Association in Singapore and attend a dialogue session with top business leaders and influencers in Singapore,” said the statement.
Najib is also scheduled to deliver a keynote address at the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS) annual dinner tomorrow. In 2014, Singapore was Malaysia’s second largest trading partner globally and largest trading partner among member countries of ASEAN with a total trade of RM194.52 billion (US$59.5 billion), between the two countries. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Malaysia and Singapore.