Mr Ismail Sabri was sworn in as Malaysia’s prime minister on Saturday, drawing a close to almost a week of political upheaval in Putrajaya.
Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the two prime ministers looked forward to working closely together and tackling “shared challenges” like the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the congratulatory call on Sunday, both leaders also affirmed Singapore’s and Malaysia’s “longstanding, deep, and broad-ranging relations”.
Mr Ismail Sabri’s handling of the pandemic, as co-chair of the Singapore-Malaysia Special Working Committee on COVID-19, was also highlighted by Mr Lee in a separate congratulatory letter.
Mr Lee noted that Mr Ismail Sabri had “contributed significantly to strengthening bilateral cooperation” by overseeing the continued movement of people and goods across the borders.
Mr Lee had also invited Mr Ismail Sabri to make an official visit to Singapore in his letter, and noted that he was confident that Malaysia will continue to prosper under his helm.
Source: Channel News Asia