Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in

PM Lee Hsien Loong | 10 May 2017


Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has written to Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in to convey congratulations on his victory in the election held on 9 May 2017.  The text of his letter is appended.


Your Excellency,

Congratulations on your victory in the Presidential election on 9 May 2017.  Your election reflects the confidence of the people of the Republic of Korea in your leadership and vision for the country.

Singapore and the Republic of Korea enjoy close and multi-faceted cooperation, anchored by substantial economic links and warm people-to-people ties.  Our two countries face similar developmental challenges, including ageing populations and the need to restructure our economies.  We also share similar views on regional and international issues, including the importance of a peaceful and nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and an open international trading system.  I look forward to working with you to further broaden and deepen our bilateral relationship, as well as strengthen the partnership between ASEAN and the Republic of Korea. 

I wish you every success in your new appointment.  I look forward to seeing you soon.      

Yours sincerely,


His Excellency Moon Jae-in
Republic of Korea