State Visit by President Halimah Yacob to Malaysia, 20 to 22 March 2023

18 March 2023

President Halimah Yacob will make a State Visit to Malaysia from 20 to 22 March 2023 at the invitation of His Majesty Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. This will be President Halimah’s first State Visit to Malaysia, and reciprocates His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong’s State Visit to Singapore in October 2022.
  President Halimah will be accorded a State Welcome Ceremony at Istana Negara and call on His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah binti Almarhum Al-Mutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj. Following the State Welcome Ceremony, His Majesty and President Halimah will plant a Gelam Tree (Melaleuca cajuputi) in the Istana courtyard. President Halimah and Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee will witness an Orchid Naming Ceremony. President Halimah and Mr Mohamed will have a new orchid hybrid, the Vanda Halimah Yacob Mohamed, named in their honour. This is the first time that a Tree Planting Ceremony and an Orchid Naming Ceremony have been incorporated into a State Visit to Malaysia. Their Majesties will also host a State Banquet in President’s honour.
President Halimah will receive a call from Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. In her capacity as Chancellor of the National University of Singapore, President Halimah will also meet Sultan of Perak and Chancellor of the University of Malaya His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzudin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-Lah. President Halimah will meet a group of Singaporean and Malaysian business leaders, and attend a reception hosted for Overseas Singaporeans in Malaysia. President Halimah, who is also Patron of Girl Guides Singapore, will be hosted to a visit to the Girl Guides Association of Malaysia by Her Majesty the Raja Permaisuri Agong.
President Halimah will be accompanied by Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Education and Foreign Affairs Dr Maliki Osman, Minister of State for Trade & Industry and Culture, Community and Youth Low Yen Ling, Members of Parliament Murali Pillai, Xie Yao Quan, and Yeo Wan Ling, and officials from the President’s Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
During President Halimah’s absence, Mr Eddie Teo, Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers, will exercise the function of the Office of the President.
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18 MARCH 2023

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