PM Lee congratulates US President-elect Trump on the phone, invites him to visit Singapore

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and United States President-elect Donald Trump had a telephone conversation.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and United States President-elect Donald Trump had a telephone conversation.PHOTO: EPA / AFP

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and United States President-elect Donald Trump had a telephone conversation, and spoke about the friendship between their countries.

PM Lee also invited Mr Trump and his family to visit Singapore.

This is what he wrote in a Facebook post on Friday (Dec 2):

"Spoke to President-elect Donald J. Trump on the phone to congratulate him on winning the US presidential elections.

"We talked about the close and long-standing friendship between Singapore and US. We cooperate in many areas - economic, defence and security, education, and people-to-people.

"Our relations have endured through nine US Presidents, and Singapore wants to work with the incoming Administration to further strengthen ties.

"I invited Mr Trump and his family to visit Singapore, and looked forward to meeting him in person soon."