Countries around the world send congratulatory greeting to Singapore on its 48th birthday.
Below are some selected messages:
"On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, it is my pleasure to send our warmest wishes to the people of Singapore as you celebrate your National Day this August 9.
"Singapore continues to be a close and valued friend to us in one of the most dynamic regions of the world. I am pleased to count Singapore as a partner with us on many of our top priorities, including negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would build on the tremendous success of our bilateral free trade agreement. Through our cooperation, we are jointly promoting peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
"I send my deepest congratulations to you on this National Day and wish you continued success for years to come."
- US Secretary of State, John Kerry
"On behalf of the Ukrainian people and myself I cordially congratulate you on the National Day of the Republic of Singapore. I am convinced that the expansion of bilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interest will promote strengthening of relations between our countries."
- President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych
"On behalf of the Government and the people of India, it gives me great pleasure to convey to you, the Government and the people of Singapore our warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of your National Day."
- President of India, Pranab Mukherjee
"Dear Mr. President, On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I would like to convey to you and to all your people the most sincere congratulations on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Singapore. I believe that Azerbaijan-Singapore ties will continue developing on the basis of friendship and cooperation and serve the well-being of our peoples. On this remarkable day, I wish you good health, success in activity, and permanent peace and prosperity to the friendly people of Singapore."
- President of Azerbaijani, Ilham Aliyev