Thu. Nov 26th, 2020

President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Prime Minister and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Bahrain Defence Force, Kingdom of Bahrain, respectively to convey their condolences on the passing of His Royal Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa on 11 November 2020.

 

 

The text of the letters is appended.

 

 

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

14 NOVEMBER 2020

 

 

 

Letter from President Halimah Yacob to His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa

 

 

13 November 2020

 

 

His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa

Kingdom of Bahrain

 

 

Your Majesty,

 

 

I was saddened to learn of the passing of His Royal Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

 

 

His Royal Highness was a committed statesman who dedicated his life to serving Bahrain. Over his five decades as Prime Minister, he played an integral role in modernising Bahrain and its economy. He was a good friend of Singapore and received many of Singapore’s leaders warmly during their visits to Bahrain. We were honoured to host His Royal Highness’ visits to Singapore in 1976 and 2003. His Royal Highness shared the view that small states like Singapore and Bahrain should work closely together for mutual benefit.  

 

 

On behalf of the people of Singapore, I convey my deepest sympathies to Your Majesty and the Bahraini people. 

 

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

 

 

HALIMAH YACOB

 

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Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to His Royal Highness Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Prime Minister and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Bahrain Defence Force

 

 

13 November 2020

 

 

Your Royal Highness,

 

 

On behalf of the Government of Singapore, I extend my deepest condolences on the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa. 

 

 

During His Royal Highness’ long tenure as the first Prime Minister of Bahrain, he made significant contributions to the country’s development and modernisation. Singapore appreciated his warm hospitality in hosting several Singapore leaders, including the late President S R Nathan, the late Minister Mentor Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Emeritus Senior Minister Mr Goh Chok Tong, during their visits to Manama. Our thoughts and prayers are with Your Royal Highness and the people of Bahrain during this time of mourning. 

     

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

LEE HSIEN LOONG

 

 

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa

Prime Minister and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Bahrain Defence Force

Kingdom of Bahrain

 

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