Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan will visit Kedah and Penang from 29 to 30 August 2019. Singapore has strong historical, economic and people-to-people ties with the states of Kedah and Penang. This visit is part of Singapore's efforts to enhance these valuable ties, and to deepen our overall engagement with Malaysia at all levels.

In Kedah, Minister Balakrishnan will have an audience with the Sultan of Kedah Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Al-Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah. At the audience, Minister Balakrishnan will meet Raja Muda of Kedah Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Tengku Sarafudin Badlishah Ibni Sultan Sallehuddin, Kedah Menteri Besar YAB Dato' Seri Utama Mukhriz Bin Tun Dr Mahathir, and Tunku Laksamana of Kedah Yang Teramat Mulia Dato' Seri Diraja Tunku Shazuddin Ariff Ibni Sultan Sallehuddin. Minister Balakrishnan will also be meeting several Kedah State Executive Council members.

In Penang, Minister Balakrishnan will call on the Governor of Penang His Excellency Tun Dato' Seri Utama (Dr) Haji Abdul Rahman Bin Haji Abbas, and meet Penang Chief Minister YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow. Minister Balakrishnan will also be meeting several Penang State Executive Council members. Minister Balakrishnan will meet Member of Parliament for Permatang Pauh YB Puan Nurul Izzah Anwar as well.

Minister Balakrishnan will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Singapore