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A Message from Chargé d'Affaires Rafik Mansour
June 16, 2020

The U.S. Embassy in Singapore has been closely following events in the United States and around the world following the tragic death of George Floyd. As an Embassy, we seek to represent the best of the United States and the American people with our steadfast commitment to and promotion of our ideals – respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, and equality and justice for all. As a free and open society, the United States is strengthened by a robust public discourse on challenging and painful issues, including as we work to achieve racial equality. In pursuit of a better future, our democratic process strives to create a more perfect union and equal justice under the law for all Americans. This moment in history challenges each of us to stand against discrimination and injustice.

This week, the U.S. Embassy in Singapore convened the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, made up of Singaporeans, Americans, and colleagues of other nationalities. Year-round this group aims to advance the principles of diversity and inclusion in our engagements with our external counterparts and within our own Mission. As a team, we reaffirmed U.S. Embassy Singapore’s commitment to modeling the values of equality, diversity, inclusion, and respect every day in our personal and professional lives. We pledge to continuously incorporate these values into every aspect of our Mission’s work and to hold ourselves to the highest standards. Diversity is a fundamental source of our national strength. The U.S. Embassy in Singapore stands united in our commitment to these values.

Chargé d’Affaires Rafik Mansour
U.S. Embassy Singapore