Visit by Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan to Penang and Kedah, 29 to 30 August 2019
Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan is currently on a working visit to Penang and Kedah.
Minister Balakrishnan called on Penang Governor His Excellency Tun Dato’ Seri Utama (Dr) Haji Abdul Rahman Bin Haji Abbas. Minister Balakrishnan and the Penang Governor reaffirmed the strong historical, cultural and people-to-people ties between Singapore and Penang.
Minister Balakrishnan met and was hosted to lunch by Penang Chief Minister YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow, and had a fruitful discussion on ways to expand collaboration between Singapore and Penang across various sectors. Minister Balakrishnan invited Chief Minister Chow to visit Singapore at a mutually convenient time.
Minister Balakrishnan hosted tea for several Penang State Executive Council members. He was updated on developments in Penang, and explored new areas of mutually beneficial cooperation between Singapore and Penang. Minister Balakrishnan welcomed further exchanges of visits by officials on both sides in the future.
Minister Balakrishnan returns to Singapore this evening.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Singapore