KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 2020: Malaysia and Singapore will continue to work together and share their resources to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.
Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz said both countries have agreed to share knowledge and experience in handling the crisis, and will remain committed to strengthening their bilateral relationship.
“Tough times shall be endured together, stronger,” said Zafrul in a Facebook post following a video conference with his Singaporean counterpart Heng Swee Keat yesterday.
“It was a meaningful sharing session on facing the health and economic challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic and how our nations can work together to overcome it.
“My prayers to you and all Singaporeans during this difficult time. Be strong and stay safe always,” he wrote, thanking Heng for receiving his call.
Heng, who is also Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, said, also in a Facebook post, that their discussion was centered on the Covid-19 crisis.
“We shared learning points on this battle — from measures to contain the spread of the virus, to support for our companies and households.
“We also discussed on how we can steer our economies towards recovery as we gradually re-open, and explored areas to strengthen bilateral cooperation,” said Heng.
He added that they had also reaffirmed the longstanding and multi-faceted bilateral relationship and the need to work with each other.
Heng, who wished Zafrul an early Hari Raya Aidilfitri greeting said it was the second time he spoke with Zafrul since the Malaysian Finance Minister was appointed to the post.