PM, McMaster discuss key security issues

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster agreed on the importance of the United States' continued commitment towards deepening its engagement of the Asia-Pacific when they met on Tuesday.

They also discussed the threats of terrorism and North Korea's nuclear programme. Both security issues had featured prominently when PM Lee met US President Donald Trump a day earlier.

On North Korea, they condemned its "unlawful" missile launches and nuclear tests. They also pledged to strengthen cooperation to counter the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria threat.

They also affirmed the strong and enduring bilateral partnership based on mutually beneficial cooperation in defence, security and the economy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 26, 2017, with the headline 'PM, McMaster discuss key security issues'. Print Edition | Subscribe