12 Sep '11, 1pm

US ambassador calls for S'pore-US ties to be \\"institutionalised\\"

US ambassador calls for S'pore-US ties to be \\"institutionalised\\"

SINGAPORE: US Ambassador to Singapore David Adelman said Singapore and America should work towards institutionalising the "excellent relationship" between both sides. This includes more efforts to regularise political and strategic dialogue. Mr Adelman said he intends to put in place such formal dialogues next year. Speaking at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, on his one year in office, Mr Adelman believes the US and Singapore can do better on law enforcement cooperation. Mr Adelman pointed out there's a gap between what the US sees as an opportunity to disrupt the transport of illicit goods and Singapore's culture of convenience at the port facilities. He stressed there's a need to close the gap, preferably with increased two-way information sharing. He pointed to the extradition treaty between both countries, which he said needs to be updated. Turning to Singapo...

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