WASHINGTON (AFP) - Singapore's prime minister warned that miscalculations in Asia could set back the fast-growing region for years as President Barack Obama hailed the city-state for military cooperation. On a visit to Washington, Lee Hsien Loong said that the United States had "fundamental interests" in freedom of navigation and stability in a region where China's disputes with neighbors have intensified.
Washington: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong unequivocally assured top corporate leaders in America that Singapore remains open for business and will help companies to succeed. While Singapore is undergoing a challenging phase of economic restructuring and will grow more slowly, he promised them that Singapore will continue to welcome foreign talent and investments to its shores.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the US-ASEAN Business Council welcomed Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at a dinner tonight at the Four Seasons in Washington. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank, U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue, and US-ASEAN Business Council President Alexander Feldman delivered remarks touting both the bilateral economic relationship between the U.S. and Singapore and Singapore's role in ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.
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