Exchange of Congratulatory Messages to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Singapore and Mongolia

Singapore and Mongolia established diplomatic relations on 11 June 1970. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations, President Halimah Yacob, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan exchanged congratulatory messages with President Khaltmaa Battulga, Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, and Minister for Foreign Affairs Damdin Tsogtbaatar respectively. The text of the messages from President Halimah, Prime Minister Lee, and Minister Balakrishnan are appended below.

 

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

11 JUNE 2020

 

 

 

Letter from President Halimah Yacob to President Khaltmaa Battulga

 

 

11 June 2020

 

 

 

His Excellency Khaltmaa Battulga

President of Mongolia

 

 

 

Your Excellency,

 

 

On behalf of the people of the Republic of Singapore, I would like to convey my best wishes on this historic occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Mongolia.

 

 

Our two countries enjoy deep and longstanding ties, with the exchanges and bonds between our peoples growing stronger every year. Despite the global challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, I am confident that Singapore and Mongolia will continue to build upon the strong foundation of our bilateral relationship, and the friendship between our two countries will scale even greater heights in the next 50 years and beyond.

 

 

Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.

 

 

 

HALIMAH YACOB

 

 

 

Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh

 

 

11 June 2020

 

 

Dear Prime Minister Khurelsukh,

 

 

I am delighted that we are marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Mongolia this year.

 

 

Our countries enjoy close cooperation across different fields and a shared commitment to maintain an open, rules-based multilateral trading system. Over the years, our people-to-people ties and exchanges between our Governments have grown. I have fond memories of my visit to Ulaanbaatar in 2016, and warmly recall the generosity and friendship of the Mongolian people. I am confident that our ties will strengthen in the coming years, as we find new areas to collaborate in the post-COVID-19 world.

 

 

I wish you good health and success.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Lee Hsien Loong

 

 

His Excellency Ukhnaa Khurelsukh

Prime Minister

Mongolia

 

Letter from Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan to Minister for Foreign Affairs Damdin Tsogtbaatar

 

 

11 June 2020

 

 

His Excellency Damdin Tsogtbaatar

Minister for Foreign Affairs

Mongolia

 

 

Your Excellency

 

 

Please accept my warmest congratulations on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Mongolia. This is a significant milestone which bears testament to the longstanding friendship between Singapore and Mongolia.

 

 

Singapore and Mongolia enjoy warm and multifaceted relations, which have broadened and deepened over the past 50 years. The complementary strengths of our economies have facilitated bilateral trade, while a similar global outlook has led to our close cooperation in regional and international fora. Our people-to-people exchanges have also grown over the years.

 

 

It was an honour to welcome you on your introductory visit to Singapore in June 2019. I look forward to working closely with you to explore new ways to take our bilateral partnership to even greater heights in the coming years.

 

 

Amidst these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic, I wish you good health and success, and look forward to seeing you again.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Singapore