Vivian Balakrishnan to make two-day introductory visit to Malaysia

Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan will be making an introductory visit to Malaysia on Thursday, Oct 29, 2015.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan will be making an introductory visit to Malaysia on Thursday, Oct 29, 2015. ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW

SINGAPORE - Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan will be in Malaysia for two days beginning on Thursday (Oct 29) as part of an introductory visit to the region.

The trip comes at a time of warm bilateral ties with several joint national projects on the table, including the high-speed rail (HSR) linking Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Dr Balakrishnan will make a courtesy call on Prime Minister Najib Razak at Parliament House on Thursday and will have high tea with his Malaysian counterpart Anifah Aman, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) statement said on Wednesday (Oct 28).

Dr Balakrishnan will also have meetings with Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, and Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Azalina Othman.

On Friday, he will call on Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, the MFA statement said.

The Foreign Minister also made a two-day introductory visit to Brunei earlier this week.