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Singapore ministers visit Johor ruler on Hari Raya

It is a tradition for Singapore's ministers to pay a courtesy visit to the Johor Sultan on Eid day because of the special relationship between the Singapore and the state

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Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and Foreign Minister Dr Vivien Balakrishnan made an official visit to the Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri at the Istana Bukit Serene on Wednesday.

The Sultan and Permaisuri of Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah greeted the two ministers.

The guests were feted to lunch by Sultan Ibrahim and the royal family.

It is a tradition for Singapore’s ministers to pay a courtesy visit to the Johor Sultan on Eid day because of the special relationship between the Singapore and the state.

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Earlier that day Sultan Ibrahim also received Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal and the state executive council members.

Last year, the Sultan of Johor granted an audience to Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam at Istana Pasir Pelangi in conjunction with Aidilfitri.

The minister’s visit to Johor for the Eid helps strengthen relations between Johor and Singapore.

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Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar hosts Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and Foreign Minister Dr Vivien Balakrishnan during their official visit in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidilfitri at Istana Bukit Serene in Johor Baru. — Picture courtesy of Johor Royal Press Office-/TISG

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