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President Donald J. Trump congratulates Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on his having been sworn in today as the new Prime Minister of Malaysia. The President also congratulates all Malaysians on their participation in a competitive and peaceful election campaign.

The United States–Malaysia relationship is rooted in longstanding and strong people-to-people ties, shared democratic values, and commercial relations. The United States looks forward to continuing to work closely with Malaysia to further strengthen the United States–Malaysia Comprehensive Partnership, and to address common international and regional challenges.