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Singapore President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam Arrives For Three-Day Visit To Malaysia

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DATUK SERI NAJIB TUN RAZAK

SEPANG, Sept 18 (Bernama) — The President of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, here to begin a three-day official visit to Malaysia.

He was greeted on arrival by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar and Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin.

President Tan, who was sworn in as the seventh President of Singapore on Sept 1, 2011, was accompanied by his wife Mary Tan and several others.

According to the Foreign Ministry’s statement, his visit to Malaysia was on invitation from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah.

President Tan will attend a State Welcoming Ceremony at Parliament Square at 3pm Wednesday before receiving a courtesy call from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He will also have an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah as well as attend a State Banquet to be hosted by the royal couple at Istana Negara tonight.

During the visit, the President and his wife are also scheduled to visit the University of Malaya, Pusat Anak Permata Negara in Putrajaya, the Islamic Arts Museum and Melaka.

The state visit aims to elevate bilateral ties between the two close neighbours.

Over the past few years, Malaysia-Singapore partnership has developed significantly for the mutual benefits of the two nations.

Najib Calls On Singapore President

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today called on Singapore President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam who is on a three-day official visit to Malaysia.

The closed-door meeting took place at a leading hotel where the Singaporean leader is staying here.

Najib was accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

Joining the prime minister at the session were Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar and Malaysian High Commissioner to Singapore Datuk Husni Zai Yaacob.

Dr Tan and his wife, Mary, were earlier accorded a state welcome at Parliament which was graced by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah.

This is the Singaporean head of state’s first state visit to Malaysia.

It is at the invitation of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

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