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Condolences to President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam

March 23, 2015

Vladimir Putin sent his condolences to President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam following the death Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s longstanding former prime minister and one of the patriarchs of international politics.

Mr Putin expressed high praise for the socioeconomic advances and science and technology progress that Singapore achieved under Lee Kuan Yew. “Over his decades of work as Prime Minister and in other high government posts, he earned his compatriots’ sincere love and respect and won the highest international influence,” the President noted.

Mr Putin also said in his message that Russia will remember Lee Kuan Yew as a consistent supporter of developing friendly relations between Russia and Singapore and a leader who made a great personal contribution to strengthening the two countries’ mutually advantageous bilateral cooperation.

March 23, 2015