White House releases pictures of PM Lee Hsien Loong's visit to the US

SINGAPORE - The White House released on Thursday (Aug 4) official photos of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's visit earlier this week.

In a post on online publishing platform Medium, the White House shared 42 pictures of the arrival ceremony on Tuesday night (Singapore time), the state dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama the next day and other events.

One image shows Mr Obama turning with a smile to Mr Lee at the dinner as they talked to other guests.


Another shows the two leaders facing the media at a press conference.

Many of the pictures featured moments, both solemn and light-hearted, from the grand arrival ceremony at the White House that other media did not capture.

Others channelled the glitz and glamour of the dinner, showing Mr Obama's elegant, elaborate table setting and the two leaders and their wives entering the Grand Foyer, flanked by the colour guard.

Mr Lee was in Washington, DC, on an official visit. He returned to Singapore on Friday (Aug 5).

On the trip, Mr Lee also joined more than 500 US-based Singaporeans in an early National Day celebration, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery and spoke about the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement at a reception.

The White House also posts photos of visits by other leaders, like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on Medium. It also shares articles, speeches and material from contributors like White House staff and teachers.