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PM Lee meets top US leaders in Washington

Published on Jun 26, 2014 5:53 AM

WASHINGTON - Top United States officials reaffirmed the importance of their country's robust relationship with Singapore, especially against the background of America's engagement of the wider Asia-Pacific region, during meetings with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday.

Mr Lee met with US Vice President Joe Biden and National Security Advisor Susan Rice, while US President Barack Obama dropped by Mr Lee's meeting with Ms Rice.

Mr Lee and Mr Biden discussed ways to enhance the Singapore-US relationship and acknowledged the progress made on bilateral law enforcement and homeland security cooperation, according to a statement by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

Both sides also observed that the Singapore-US Third Country Training Programme, under which the two countries jointly extend technical assistance to developing countries, has helped support the US’ engagement efforts in Asia.

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