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Congratulatory Letters from President Halimah Yacob and PM Lee Hsien Loong to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 19 Nov 2019

19 November 2019

President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to convey their congratulations on his election as President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

 

The text of the letters are appended.

 

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

19 November 2019

 


 

Letter from President Halimah Yacob to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

 

18 November 2019

 

His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa

President

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

 

Your Excellency,

 

          Please accept my warmest congratulations as you assume the Presidency of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Your electoral victory demonstrates the trust and confidence that Sri Lankans have in you to steer the country forward.

 

          Singapore and Sri Lanka enjoy warm and longstanding ties, underpinned by our ever-growing economic and people-to-people cooperation. I look forward to working with you to further strengthen the close relations between our two countries.

 

          I wish you good health and every success in all your endeavours.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

HALIMAH YACOB

 

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Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

 

18 November 2019

 

Your Excellency,

 

           Please accept my warmest congratulations on your election as President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. 

 

           You assume the Presidency at a time of momentous change and grave challenges around the world, particularly for small countries like Sri Lanka and Singapore. I am confident that you will be able to steward Sri Lanka through these challenges ably, and that Sri Lanka will make progress in achieving lasting peace and prosperity under your Presidency.

 

           Singapore-Sri Lanka relations are warm and longstanding. Apart from frequent high-level exchanges, our countries also share robust economic ties. I look forward to working with you to strengthen our bilateral relationship in the coming years.

 

Your sincerely,

 

 

LEE HSIEN LOONG

 

His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa

President

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka


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