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PM Lee discusses US-Singapore economic ties, TPP in US meetings

Published on Jun 24, 2014 5:52 AM

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Monday, the first day of his working visit to the United States this week.

Both meetings touched on the bilateral ties between Singapore and the US as well as the progress of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the ambitious free trade pact currently being negotiated between 12 nations including Singapore and the US.

In their meeting, Mr Lee and Ms Pritzker "noted the progress made in the TPP negotiations and the consequential role the TPP plays in the US' engagement of the Asia-Pacific region", according to a statement by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

Mr Lee and Ms Pritzker also discussed ways to enhance economic ties, not just bilaterally but also between the US and Asia Pacific.

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