Congratulatory letters from President Halimah Yacob to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of India's 70th Republic Day

26 Jan 2019

President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to convey their congratulations on the occasion of India’s 70th Republic Day on 26 January 2019. The text of the letters are appended.


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26 JANUARY 2019



26 January 2019


His Excellency Ram Nath Kovind


Republic of India


Your Excellency,


On behalf of the people of Singapore, I would like to express my warmest congratulations to you and the people of India on the joyous occasion of India’s 70th Republic Day.

  Singapore and India enjoy a special relationship rooted in deep historical ties, vibrant people-to-people linkages, regular high-level exchanges and strong economic cooperation. In 2018, our two countries further expanded bilateral cooperation across several pillars of our Strategic Partnership, as well as launched cooperation in new areas including FinTech and innovation. I am confident that relations between our two nations will continue to strengthen in the years to come.

  I wish Your Excellency good health and every success.


Yours sincerely,





26 January 2019


Dear Prime Minister Modi,


My warmest congratulations on India’s 70th Republic Day. As India celebrates this auspicious day, we congratulate India on the great strides she has made in the country’s development as well as on the international stage.

  The longstanding friendship between Singapore and India continues to expand with each passing year. Your two visits to Singapore last year gave strong momentum to our Strategic Partnership, especially in new areas of cooperation such as FinTech and innovation. The conclusion of the Second Review of our Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement in June 2018 provided a conducive framework for our agencies and companies to strengthen trade and economic linkages. The launch of the Third Review in September 2018 reflected our two countries’ mutual commitment to enhance our partnership amidst a rapidly changing world. These initiatives and our many other cooperation platforms will bring Singapore-India relations to greater heights.

  I wish you and all Indian nationals a joyous 70th Republic Day.


Yours sincerely,





His Excellency Narendra Modi

Prime Minister

Republic of India

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