Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore Press Statement: Exchange of Congratulatory Messages Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between Singapore and Mongolia
SINGAPORE, June 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Singapore and Mongolia established diplomatic relations on 11 June 1970. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations, President Halimah Yacob, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan exchanged congratulatory messages with President Khaltmaa Battulga, Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, and Minister for Foreign Affairs Damdin Tsogtbaatar respectively. The text of the messages from President Halimah, Prime Minister Lee, and Minister Balakrishnan are appended below.
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs
11 June 2020
Letter from President Halimah Yacob to President Khaltmaa Battulga
11 June 2020
His Excellency Khaltmaa Battulga
President of Mongolia
On behalf of the people of the Republic of Singapore, I would like to convey my best wishes on this historic occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Mongolia.
Our two countries enjoy deep and longstanding ties, with the exchanges and bonds between our peoples growing stronger every year. Despite the global challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, I am confident that Singapore and Mongolia will continue to build upon the strong foundation of our bilateral relationship, and the friendship between our two countries will scale even greater heights in the next 50 years and beyond.
Please accept, Your Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.
Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh
11 June 2020
Dear Prime Minister Khurelsukh,
I am delighted that we are marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Mongolia this year.
Our countries enjoy close cooperation across different fields and a shared commitment to maintain an open, rules-based multilateral trading system. Over the years, our people-to-people ties and exchanges between our Governments have grown. I have fond memories of my visit to Ulaanbaatar in 2016, and warmly recall the generosity and friendship of the Mongolian people. I am confident that our ties will strengthen in the coming years, as we find new areas to collaborate in the post-COVID-19 world.
I wish you good health and success.
Lee Hsien Loong
His Excellency Ukhnaa Khurelsukh
Letter from Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan to Minister for Foreign Affairs Damdin Tsogtbaatar
11 June 2020
His Excellency Damdin Tsogtbaatar
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Please accept my warmest congratulations on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Mongolia. This is a significant milestone which bears testament to the longstanding friendship between Singapore and Mongolia.
Singapore and Mongolia enjoy warm and multifaceted relations, which have broadened and deepened over the past 50 years. The complementary strengths of our economies have facilitated bilateral trade, while a similar global outlook has led to our close cooperation in regional and international fora. Our people-to-people exchanges have also grown over the years.
It was an honour to welcome you on your introductory visit to Singapore in June 2019. I look forward to working closely with you to explore new ways to take our bilateral partnership to even greater heights in the coming years.
Amidst these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic, I wish you good health and success, and look forward to seeing you again.
Dr Vivian Balakrishnan
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