Minister of State for Foreign Affairs to strengthen ties with M'sia

SINGAPORE - Minister of State (MOS) for Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs Masagos Zulkifli will visit Kuala Lumpur, Kedah and Perlis from May 7 to 10, 2012.

While in Kuala Lumpur, he will call on Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Richard Riot Jaem, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop, as well as other Malaysian dignitaries.

He is expected to discuss ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in various areas, including the economy, security and people-to-people ties.

In Kedah, he is scheduled to call on the Chairman of the Kedah Council of Regency His Highness Tunku Annuar Sultan Badlishah and on Menteri Besar Dato' Seri Azizan Abdul Razak.

In Perlis, Mr Masagos will have an audience with the Raja of Perlis His Royal Highness Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin. He is also scheduled to call on Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Md Isa Sabu.

Through these meetings, he plans exchange views on strengthening Singapore's linkages with the two northern Malaysian states, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

yamadak@sph.com.sg

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