Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has written a congratulatory letter to Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern on her victory at New Zealand’s General Election. The text of the letter is appended.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
18 OCTOBER 2020
18 October 2020
Dear Prime Minister Ardern,
Warmest congratulations on leading the Labour Party to a resounding victory at New Zealand’s General Election! Your win reflects the continued trust and confidence that New Zealanders have in your leadership, particularly your government’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis.
Singapore and New Zealand are close friends and longstanding partners. We upgraded relations to an Enhanced Partnership (EP) during your official visit to Singapore in May 2019. The EP has taken on greater significance amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with concrete cooperation in areas such as supply chain connectivity, vaccine multilateralism and the digital economy. I look forward to working with you to advance our mutual interests, both bilaterally and at international fora. I also pledge Singapore’s support during your chairmanship of APEC next year.
I wish you continued success in your new term and look forward to meeting you again when circumstances permit.
LEE HSIEN LOONG
The Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern