The following is the congratulatory message from Ambassador Miyagawa to Tun Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia:
I am so very delighted to convey my heartiest sincere congratulations to you on your astounding victory in the recent 14th General Elections and reappointment as Prime Minister by gaining broad support from the people of Malaysia. I have been deeply impressed with your true passion for Malaysia and its people demonstrated during the election campaign.
There is a close and multilayered bond of economy through active trade and investment as well as of cultural and people-to-people exchanges between Japan and Malaysia based on your renowned Look East Policy.
It is indeed my great honour to work for further developing such bilateral relations and achieving peace and prosperity in the Asia Pacific region together with the new government which you, Tun, will again lead as well as the people of Malaysia. The government and the people of Japan have never forgot the cordial bond with you, Tun and the Malaysian people.
I am very much looking forward to congratulating you personally soon. I assure you of my full co-operation, both officially and personally, to the newly formed government under your stalwart leadership as we continue to maintain and strengthen the very warm bilateral relations between Japan and Malaysia.
Once again, allow me to extend my sincere congratulations to you and the people of Malaysia.
My warmest regards to you