Singapore's President undertakes three-day state visit to Malaysia beginning Monday

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PUTRAJAYA (Malaysia), March 19 (Bernama) -- Singapore’s President Halimah Yacob will undertake a state visit to Malaysia from March 20 to 22. 

This will be the first State Visit to Malaysia by the President of the republic since 2013.

She will be accompanied by her spouse, Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee during the visit. 

Malaysia’s Foreign Ministry, in a statement Sunday, said Malaysian King Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah will receive President Halimah in a State Welcoming Ceremony at Istana Negara on March 21.

Subsequently, she will have an audience with His Majesty, followed by a State Banquet in honour of President Halimah and her delegation.

During the visit, President Halimah is also scheduled to receive a courtesy call from Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim where both leaders are expected to exchange views on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest.

This visit would further strengthen the longstanding ties and multifaceted cooperation between the two countries, the statement read.

In 2022, Singapore was Malaysia's second largest global trading partner and the largest among ASEAN countries, with total trade amounting to US$83.53 billion – an increase of 29.4 per cent compared to the recorded value in 2021.