“I had the pleasure of visiting your beautiful country in 1982,” His Holiness wrote, “when I was invited to speak on peace and universal responsibility. I was also happy to have the opportunity of exchanging views with the then Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman and other leaders.
“These are very challenging times. It is my hope that Malaysia will continue to prosper and make a significant contribution to the peace and stability of our increasingly interconnected world. I wish you every success in meeting the challenges that lie ahead in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people of Malaysia.”
His Holiness ended by offering his prayers and good wishes.