Singapore president congratulates BBM; Invites him for a state visit

19 May 2022

MORE than a month before he formally assumes as the 17th president of the Philippines, Singapore President Halimah Yacob has invited incoming President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr., for a state visit.

The invitation came barely a day after Marcos and Chinese President Xi Jinping had a lengthy talk during which they discussed improving the two countries'  bilateral ties moving forward.

In a letter sent to Marcos, the Singaporean president also congratulated Marcos for his victory in the May 9, 2022 elections.

“On behalf of the people of the Republic of Singapore, I warmly congratulate you on your electoral success,” Pres. Yacob said.

Yacob said, she is looking forward to closer ties with the Philippines.

“Singapore and the Philippines share a warm and longstanding relationship, underpinned by strong economic cooperation and robust people-to-people ties,” Pres. Yacob noted.

“I recall fondly the warm and gracious hospitality extended to me by the Filipino people during my State Visit to the Philippines in September 2019. I look forward to working with you to strengthen the friendship between our two countries,” she added in her letter.

Yacob also invited Marcos to visit their country once he assume his post as president.

“I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to make a State Visit to Singapore. I wish you every success in steering the Philippines to greater heights,” the president added.

The Singapore president joins the growing roster of world leaders who congratulated Marcos for his inevitable win in the 2022 national elections.

Marcos is expected to be proclaimed next week after garnering more than 31 million votes while his nearest rival has only received more than 14 million votes of 98.35% of election returns from the Comelec Transparency Media Server.

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Pangulo ng Singapore binati si BBM; inanyayahan sa isang state visit

Mahigit isang buwan bago pormal na maupo bilang ika- 17 Pangulo ng Republika ng Pilipinas, inalok ng lider ng Singapore na si Halimah Yacob si incoming President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong” Marcos Jr. na bumisita sa kanilang bansa.

Nangyari ang pag-anyaya isang araw matapos ang mahabang pag-uusap nina Marcos at Chinese President Xi Jinping na kung saan kanilang tinalakay ang mas higit na pagpapatatag ng samahan ng dalawang bansa at paano haharapin ang mga hamon sa hinaharap. 

Sa isang sulat, binati naman ng Singaporean president si Marcos sa kanyang pagkapanalo sa halalan nitong Mayo 9, 2022.

“On behalf of the people of the Republic of Singapore, I warmly congratulate you on your electoral success,” sabi ni Pres. Yacob.

Sinabi ni Yacob na umaasa siya na magkaroon ng mas matatag pang ugnayan ang Singapore at Pilipinas sa ilalim ng pamumuno ni Marcos.

“Singapore and the Philippines share a warm and longstanding relationship, underpinned by strong economic cooperation and robust people-to-people ties,” sabi pa ni Yacob.

“I recall fondly the warm and gracious hospitality extended to me by the Filipino people during my State Visit to the Philippines in September 2019. I look forward to working with you to strengthen the friendship between our two countries,” dagdag niya sa kanyang sulat.

Inalok din ni Yacob si Marcos na bumisita sa kanilang bansa kapag ito ay naupo na bilang pangulo.

“I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to make a State Visit to Singapore. I wish you every success in steering the Philippines to greater heights,” dagdag ng presidente.

Dumagdag ang Presidente ng Singapore sa listahan ng dumaraming mga lider ng iba't-ibang bansa na binati si Marcos sa kanyang matagumpay na pagkapanalo sa 2022 national elections.

Inaasahan naman na ipoproklama sa susunod na linggo si Marcos matapos makakuha ng mahigit na 31 milyon na boto habang ang kanyang malapit na katunggali ay may boto lang na 14 milyon na boto.

Sa kasalukuyan nasa 98.35% na ang election returns na nabilang mula sa Comelec Transparency Server.

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