28 September 2012
His Excellency Hu Jintao
The People’s Republic of China
On behalf of the people of the Republic of Singapore, please allow me to extend my heartiest congratulations to you and the people of China on the 63rd Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
Against the backdrop of a weak global economic outlook, the world is looking to Asia, and especially China, as the engine for growth. Under Your Excellency’s able leadership over the last decade, China has made tremendous progress as a nation which has brought benefits to both its own people and the international community. As a major player on the global stage, China is also making important contributions to efforts to address the common challenges facing all nations.
Singapore and China enjoy close, substantive and multi-faceted relations anchored by frequent high-level exchanges, excellent economic cooperation and warm people-to-people ties. As both our countries embark on new areas of cooperation, I have every confidence that our bilateral relations will scale new heights.
I wish Your Excellency good health and success, as well as peace, prosperity and happiness for China and its people.
TONY TAN KENG YAM