Singapore: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Delivers Congratulatory Address New British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Regarding his appointment on Tuesday (October 25).
In a letter dated October 25, Lee said: “On behalf of the Government of Singapore, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to you on your appointment as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Singapore and the UK share a “robust” bilateral relationship, with “strong historical and people-to-people ties,” Lee wrote.
“Our cooperation spans many areas, including trade and investment, security and defense, research and innovation,” he said.
Mr Lee reaffirmed Singapore’s commitment to the financial partnership signed by Mr Sunak in June 2021 to foster closer regulatory cooperation and boost jobs, trade and investment.
Mr Sunak was invited by King Charles III to form a new government after winning the Conservative leadership vote on Monday. He will succeed Ms. Liz Truss. Resigned on October 20th Six weeks after becoming prime minister.
Lee added that bilateral cooperation between Singapore and the UK will also expand beyond traditional areas to include new areas such as the digital economy and the green economy.
of UK-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement Signed in February, entered into force in June.
Lee praised the agreement as “a landmark event for both countries” and bringing “new growth prospects for our business”.
“I am pleased that our stakeholders have started working on the Green Economy Cooperation Framework, which will create new opportunities for our people and businesses,” he added.
Li concluded the letter by wishing Sunak “to do my best in promoting stability and unity in Britain and building a better and more prosperous future for the British people.”
Lee said, “I hope we can work together to strengthen our long-term friendly bilateral relationship, and I look forward to working with you to strengthen our partnership in the future.
“I wish you good health and success. I look forward to seeing you again.”
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/lee-hsien-loong-congratulates-new-uk-british-pm-rishi-sunak-3025861 Prime Minister Lee Congratulates New Prime Minister Rishi Sunak