SINGAPORE, Singapore leaders have exchanged congratulatory messages with their Kazakh counterparts to mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Singapore and Kazakhstan established diplomatic relations on March 30, 1993.
In a letter to Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Singapore President Halimah Yacob noted that ties between both countries have grown from strength to strength over the last 25 years, stemming from the close friendship between founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and Nazarbayev.
President Nazarbayev had invited Lee to address his newly-independent country's parliament in 1991 on reforms to Kazakhstan's economy.
Since then, exchanges between both sides have grown considerably, and include tie-ups between Singapore's Civil Service College and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and their counterparts in the Central Asian country, Kazakhstan's Academy of Public Administration and Nazarbayev University.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK