JOHOR BARU: Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi is expected to meet Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to further strengthen ties between Johor and the island republic.
Onn, who was on a four-day working visit to Singapore, is expected to meet Lee, along with several other ministers on Monday (April 18).
“I am currently in Singapore for a working visit. If permitted, I will be scheduled to meet with Singapore’s Prime Minister and several of his ministers.
“May everything run well and smooth for our collective future and prosperity,” he said in a Facebook post on Sunday (April 17).
Onn started his working visit to the island republic on Saturday (April 16) and is expected to be back in Johor on Tuesday (April 19).
Earlier, the Mentri Besar had visited Masjid Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim, also known as Masjid Diraja Teluk Blangah, in Singapore.
Meanwhile, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, said that Onn Hafiz’s official visit is at the invitation of the island republic’s Foreign Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.
“He will call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and meet Balakrishnan, Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Transport S. Iswaran, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu, Minister for National Development Desmond Lee, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Education, and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman, and Minister of State for Trade & Industry and Culture, Community and Youth Alvin Tan,” read the statement on Sunday.
It added that the Mentri Besar will also attend the Singapore International Water Week 2022 Water Leaders’ Summit, visit the site of the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link Woodlands North terminus and have discussions with relevant Singapore agencies on technical and vocational training, skills development, and public housing.
“Onn Hafiz will be accompanied by members of the Johor state executive committee and officials from the Johor state government,” it added.