Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has written to Prime Minister of the United Kingdom The Rt Hon Boris Johnson congratulating him on his victory at the United Kingdom general elections on 12 December 2019. The text of the letter is appended.

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13 DECEMBER 2019

Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Prime Minister of the United Kingdom The Rt Hon Boris Johnson

13 December 2019

Dear Prime Minister Johnson,

On behalf of the Government of Singapore, I offer you my warmest congratulations on your decisive election victory.

The British people have given you a strong and clear mandate. As you negotiate your future relations with the European Union and enhance relations with other partners, including in Southeast Asia, I hope that the United Kingdom will continue to be a strong advocate for free trade, multilateralism and a rules-based international order.

The United Kingdom is a trusted and reliable partner of Singapore. Since the launch of the Singapore-UK Partnership for the Future in January 2019, we have developed many initiatives to deepen our partnership, including in areas such as digital government, cyber security, and green finance. We have a substantive agenda together, building on our longstanding ties in defence and security, trade and investments, and education, science and research.

I look forward to working with you to further strengthen our relationship in the coming years. In the meantime, I wish you and your government every success in uniting the United Kingdom and delivering on your priorities, and hope you will find an opportunity to visit Singapore soon.

Yours sincerely,

Lee Hsien Loong

The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP

Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Singapore