In a brief speech at the White House South Lawn, where the Prime Minister and Wife were welcomed by the US President, Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at an official arrival ceremony. The leaders later went into a meeting in the Oval Office, where Mr. Lee said Singapore would maintain her bipartisan relationship with, whichever party that emerge the winner in the US election in November.
He stated the need to continue to build and deepen security and economic relationships of both nations. He did not omit Singapore’s interest and partnership in tackling the scourge of ISIS, terrorism, and other forms of violent extremism. Both armed forces take part in these exercises together and regularly interact with intelligence.
Mr. Lee also said that both leaders would discuss the expanding of their “already extensive cooperation” to areas as smart cities and cyber-security.
Lastly, Mr. Lee pointed that, irrespective of the US election winner, the ties between Singapore and the US are far reaching and beyond the government offices and boardrooms; the ties are from the hearts and minds of the people of both nations.