SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has spoken to US President-elect Donald Trump on the phone to congratulate him on winning the US presidential election.
"We talked about the close and long-standing friendship between Singapore and US. We cooperate in many areas - economic, defence and security, education, and people-to-people. Our relations have endured through nine US presidents, and Singapore wants to work with the incoming administration to further strengthen ties," said Mr Lee in a note on Facebook on Friday (Dec 2).
He added that he invited Mr Trump and his family to visit Singapore, and looks forward to meeting him in person soon.
Mr Lee had previously written to Mr Trump, stating that Singapore and the United States "share strategic interests and an excellent, long-standing partnership". "We have long supported America’s presence in the region, which has underwritten regional peace and stability for decades, and enabled the Asia-Pacific to grow and prosper," he said.