4 September 2022
Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong arrived here today for a four-day working visit to Malaysia until Wednesday.
This is his first official visit to Malaysia after being appointed as deputy prime minister in June 2022.
He flew in from Singapore via a commercial aircraft and was received on arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) by Foreign Ministry Chief of Protocol Mohd Aini Atan, Chief of Ceremony of the Malaysian Government Datuk Rozainor Ramli and Singapore High Commissioner to Malaysia Vanu Gopala Menon.
Wong was given a royal salute at the Arrival Hall of KLIA before inspecting a guard-of-honour mounted by 32 officers and personnel from the First Battalion of the Royal Ranger Regiment.
During his visit, Wong is scheduled to have an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara.
He is also scheduled to call on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, as well as meet Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz, and Bank Negara Malaysia governor Tan Sri Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus.
Singapore is Malaysia’s second largest trading partner and the largest within ASEAN, with a total trade value amounting to RM267.11 billion in 2021, an increase of 25.2 per cent compared to the recorded value in 2020. – Bernama
Did you find what you are looking for? Try out the enhanced Google Search: