Singapore DPM Teo Chee Hean visits Malaysian leaders in Putrajaya

Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean called on Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak during his two-day visit ending Aug 16, 2016.
Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean called on Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak during his two-day visit ending Aug 16, 2016. PHOTO: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean called on Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak during his two-day trip to Putrajaya that ends on Tuesday (Aug 16).

During their meeting, the two leaders reaffirmed the excellent bilateral relations and good cooperation between Singapore and Malaysia on issues, including the Memorandum of Understanding on the Singapore-Malaysia High-Speed Rail which "signalled the two governments commitment on a long-term bilateral project", the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

In addition, DPM Teo visited his counterpart Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and exchanged views on the latest developments in the region, including regional security and strengthening bilateral counter-terrorism cooperation in the wake of terrorist attacks in Malaysia and Indonesia, Singapore's closest neighbours.

On this whirlwind trip, DPM Teo also met several other Malaysian leaders, including Minister of Defence Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Minister of Rural and Regional Development Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, and Minister of Transport Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Razali bin Haji Ibrahim, and members of the Malaysian business communityalso played host to the Singapore minister.

Mr Teo returns to Singapore on Tuesday (Aug 16).