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PRESS RELEASE : THE 9TH MALAYSIA – SINGAPORE LEADERS’ RETREAT, 9 APRIL 2019,PUTRAJAYA

THE 9TH MALAYSIA – SINGAPORE LEADERS’ RETREAT, 9 APRIL 2019,PUTRAJAYA

 

Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong will undertake a working visit to Malaysia in conjunction with the 9th Malaysia – Singapore Leaders’ Retreat in Putrajaya on 9 April 2019. The Leaders’ Retreat is an annual event hosted alternately between Malaysia and Singapore. Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong will be accompanied by Mrs. Lee, Ministers, as well as senior officials of the Republic of Singapore.

This would be the first retreat between Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. During the retreat, the two premiers are scheduled to have a four-eyed meeting to be followed by a delegation meeting. They are expected to discuss issues of mutual concern, review progress of existing bilateral cooperation and explore new areas of cooperation for mutual benefits.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali will also host an official luncheon for the delegation.

Malaysia and Singapore are each other’s second largest trade partner with total trade worth USD 59.92 billion in 2018. Both countries have strong cooperation in the areas of investment, education, defence, agriculture, transportation, information and communication, disaster management, as well as the civil service.

 

PUTRAJAYA

9 APRIL 2019