Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote a letter on behalf of the Singapore’s Government to congratulate Theresa May for her appointment as the next British Prime Minister .
The letter which was dated July 13 was published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
PM Lee wrote that he is confident that Theresa will provide the strong leadership that the United Kingdom will need to navigate the challenges ahead, and steer the country towards continued prosperity.
He stated that Singapore and the United Kingdom has maintain a longstanding partnership and friendship.
“We share deep historical ties and common interests in many areas. You would already be familiar with the strong security cooperation between the Home Office and our Ministry of Home Affairs,” he wrote.
Mr Lee also wrote the hope to preserve the business relationship the two countries have been built, in which Singapore companies have investments all over the United kingdom from transports to waste-to-energy plans.
He stated the the country will seek opportunities which provide shared prosperity for the people of the countries. He also stated that all the expansion of major British cooperation into the growing Asia market through Singapore are welcome.
Singapore and Britain are also the member of the Five Power Defence Arrangements as well as burgeoning cooperation in science and innovation.
PM Lee also said that they have been sharing the historical and cultural links and the people-to-people ties and he believed these link will grow under the leadership of Mrs May.
“I look forward to meeting you soon to discuss how we can further strengthen the relations between our two countries,” he ended.