A delegation from the United States Congress, led by Representative Young Kim (R-California), visited Singapore.

A United States Congressional delegation, headed by Representative Young Kim (R-California), embarked on a visit to Singapore on 22 January 2024. The delegation includes Representatives Debbie Lesko (R-Arizona), Kathy Manning (D-North Carolina), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa), and Jonathan Jackson (D-Illinois).

During the visit, the Congressional delegation engaged in significant discussions with Singaporean officials. The delegation called on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong and enjoyed a breakfast meeting hosted by Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. Both meetings served to reaffirm the robust and multi-faceted relationship between Singapore and the United States.

In their discussions, DPM Wong and Minister Balakrishnan highlighted the strong defense and economic cooperation between the two nations and expressed eagerness for collaboration in new areas. The leaders also exchanged perspectives on global and regional developments, emphasizing the importance of upholding the multilateral rules-based order.

As part of their itinerary, the Congressional delegation met with Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen and Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong. These meetings provided opportunities to delve into key matters related to defense and trade, contributing to the overall strengthening of bilateral ties.

This visit underscores the commitment of both nations to maintaining a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship. The discussions held during the visit are expected to pave the way for enhanced collaboration in various fields.

Source – MFA