Congratulatory Letters from President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Lao PDR

CONGRATULATORY LETTERS FROM PRESIDENT HALIMAH YACOB TO PRESIDENT OF THE LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC THONGLOUN SISOULITH AND PRIME MINISTER LEE HSIEN LOONG TO PRIME MINISTER OF THE LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC DR PHANKHAM VIPHAVANH

 

30 MARCH 2021

 

          President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written congratulatory letters to Lao PDR President Thongloun Sisoulith and Prime Minister Dr Phankham Viphavanh upon their election at the 9th Legislature of the National Assembly of Lao PDR on 22 March 2021. The texts of the letters are appended.

 

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

30 MARCH 2021

 

 

Congratulatory Letter from President Halimah Yacob to President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Thongloun Sisoulith

 

 

30 March 2021

 

 

His Excellency Thongloun Sisoulith

President

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

 

 

Your Excellency,

 

 

On behalf of the people of Singapore, I would like to convey my heartiest congratulations on your appointment as President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

 

Singapore and Lao PDR enjoy excellent relations, underpinned by wide-ranging cooperation and expanding people-to-people linkages. Our two countries are also close partners in multilateral fora such as ASEAN where we work together to promote regional peace and prosperity.

 

I am confident that Lao PDR will continue to achieve new heights under your able leadership and look forward to working with you to strengthen bilateral ties. I wish you every success as you embark on your new role.

 

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

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

HALIMAH YACOB

 

 

Congratulatory Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Prime Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic Dr Phankham Viphavanh

 

 

29 March 2021

 

 

Dear Prime Minister,

 

 

Please accept my warmest congratulations on your appointment as Prime Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

 

Laos and Singapore enjoy a warm and longstanding friendship underpinned by cooperation in many areas. We also work closely in ASEAN and other multilateral fora to promote regional peace and prosperity. Singapore is committed to support Laos in its socio-economic development goals through on-going capacity building programmes under the Singapore Cooperation Programme and training programmes conducted at the Laos-Singapore Cooperation Centre in Vientiane.

 

Notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic, I am confident that our close cooperation within ASEAN will stand us in good stead to overcome the challenges and emerge stronger. I look forward to working with you to strengthen our bilateral ties. It is also my pleasure to invite you to make an official visit to Singapore at an opportune time.

 

I wish you good health and success in your new role.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

LEE HSIEN LOONG

Prime Minister

 

His Excellency Dr Phankham Viphavanh

Prime Minister

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

 

 

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Singapore