Lee Kuan Yew conferred Order of Friendship by Kazakhstan

22Feb12


CNA:

One of Kazakhstan’s highest state awards has been conferred on former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew for promoting ties between the two countries.

Mr Lee was conferred the Order of Friendship by the Ambassador of Kazakhstan, Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev, at the Istana on Tuesday.

The ambassador also gave Mr Lee a medal representing Kazakhstan’s 20th year of independence.

Mr Lee first visited Kazakhstan in 1991, and made subsequent trips in 1996 and 2003 to boost bilateral relations.




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