US, India congratulate PM Lee on election victory

PM Lee Hsien Loong leaves the PAP Teck Ghee branch, on July 11, 2020.
PM Lee Hsien Loong leaves the PAP Teck Ghee branch, on July 11, 2020. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

WASHINGTON - The United States congratulated Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the People's Action Party on their victory in Friday's (July 10) election.

In a statement, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said: "The United States and Singapore have enjoyed more than 50 years of valuable partnership since we established diplomatic relations in 1966.

"Our friendship is deeply rooted in our shared values and a common desire for peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region. We look forward to working with the newly elected government of Singapore to strengthen our economic and security cooperation. I am confident that our partnership will continue to flourish."

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated Mr Lee on Saturday. He wrote on Twitter: “Congratulations to Prime Minister @leehsienloong for success in the General Elections! Best wishes to the people of Singapore for a peaceful and prosperous future."