31 Jul '16, 9pm

Singapore an 'anchor' for US presence in region: Obama - The Straits Times

WASHINGTON - In an e-mail interview with The Straits Times ahead of an official visit by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong - the first by a Singapore prime minister since 1985 - US President Barack Obama stressed the importance of the US-Singapore relationship in his administration’s rebalance to Asia. Mr Obama, who will step down in January 2017 after eight years at the helm, also expressed confidence that Washington's emphasis on the region will outlive his presidency. Here is the full interview: SINGAPORE AN 'ANCHOR' FOR US IN REGION Q: You've had a relatively small number of state dinners during your presidency and none for any country in South-east Asia. Can you elaborate on your approach to state dinners and your decision to hold one in honour of PM Lee and Singapore? A: State visits are often an opportunity for the United States to reaffirm our ties and friendship with...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/singapore...

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