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Announcement — We are aware of rumors circulating regarding changes to the Visa Waiver Program for Singapore.  There has been no change to the policy for Singaporeans traveling to the United States.  The Visa Waiver Program  (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries *  to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without ...
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Global Entry

** Please be advised that Global Entry and U.S. APEC Enrollment Interview appointments are currently fully booked through late 2018 **  CBP launches New Trusted Traveler Program Website ( TTP website ). To apply: https://ttp.cbp.dhs.gov/ Please note: After Oct 1, 2017 GE members will no longer be able to access their Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) account. Go ...
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Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of the U.S.-Singapore 50 Summer Exchange Scholarship Programme

Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of the U.S.-Singapore 50 Summer Exchange Scholarship Programme! On July 18, we welcomed seven of the American scholarship recipients to the Embassy to learn about their experience in Singapore this summer.  Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath and two representatives from Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs also joined the discussion. The Programme, ...
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U.S. EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs Participates in Water Leaders Summit and SIWW

Jane Nishida, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs, shared U.S. solutions during the Water Leaders Summit panel on “Recycling and Reusing Water Endlessly.” She also met with Singaporean officials during Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) to advance U.S. environmental cooperation with Singapore under the 2018-2019 Plan of Action on Environmental Cooperation.
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Strengthening National Preparedness in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Threats through the Third Country Training Program

Through the Third Country Training Program (TCTP), the U.S. Department of State, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation partnered with Singapore’s Civil Defence Academy co-hosted a workshop on Strengthening National Preparedness Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Threats. The five-day workshop aimed ...
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OPIC Convenes First Trilateral Meeting to Promote Infrastructure Investment Collaboration During Visit to Southeast Asia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2018 For further information, contact: Carol Danko, (202) 304-3726 Carol.Danko@opic.gov OPIC Convenes First Trilateral Meeting to Promote Infrastructure Investment Collaboration During Visit to Southeast Asia Discuss collaboration on infrastructure projects with long-term benefits to the Indo-Pacific that are transparent, sustainable and adhere to high global standards SINGAPORE – The US ...
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Independence Day Celebration 2018

The Embassy celebrated great American cities at America’s 242nd birthday party on July 6, 2018. The event, held at Gardens by the Bay, was attended by guests from the diplomatic, business, education and media communities. The official proceedings were kicked off by the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard ceremony. Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim, Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports East-West Center’s 2018 International Media Conference

The Embassy is pleased to have supported the East-West Center and the 2018 International Media Conference, which took place June 25-27 in Singapore. At a reception co-hosted by East-West Center and the Embassy on June 26, Chargé d’Affaires Melissa Brown said, “We support events like these because we recognize the important role that journalists and ...
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Press Briefing by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Press Briefing by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Issued on: June 12, 2018 JW Marriott Singapore 5:42 P.M. SGT MS. SANDERS:  Good afternoon.  Thank you so much for your patience.  It’s certainly worth the wait.  Welcome to Singapore and the filing center here.  We’ll keep this short. I’d like to welcome the Secretary of State, Mike ...
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Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit Issued on: June 12, 2018 President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the ...
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Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Before Expanded Bilateral Meeting Issued on: June 12, 2018 Capella Hotel Singapore 9:54 A.M. SGT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Mr. Chairman, it’s a great honor to be with you.  And I know that we will have tremendous ...
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Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Before Bilateral Meeting Issued on: June 12, 2018 Capella Hotel Singapore 9:08 A.M. SGT Q Mr. President, how do you feel (inaudible)? PRESIDENT TRUMP: I feel really great. We’re going to have a great discussion ...
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U.S. delegation engages with Indo-Pacific partners and allies at Shangri-La Dialogue 2018

A large U.S. delegation led by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis engaged with Indo-Pacific partners and allies at International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue, June 1-3, 2018.  Also present were U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Commander Admiral Philip Davidson, Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, U.S. Department of State Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political-Military ...
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Experts Share Best Practices at the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Regional Workshop

U.S. Embassy Singapore Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath provided opening remarks at the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Regional Workshop organized by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in coordination with U.S. Department of State, Export Control and Related Border Security. The workshop brought together experts to share best practices in order to foster the capability of ...
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American Dancer, Choreographer, and Teacher, Michelle Dorrance Performs in Singapore

The U.S. Embassy supported the Singapore International Festival of Arts, as well as acclaimed American dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Michelle Dorrance and her company Dorrance Dance. On May 6, Michelle conducted an intermediate tap dance masterclass , followed by an “In Conversation” session. The class focused on technique through challenging drills with emphasis on clarity, time, ...
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Carrier Strike Group 9 Arrives in Singapore

The U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group 9, comprising of aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), guided-missile destroyers USS Sampson (DDG 102), USS Preble (DDG-88), and USS Halsey (DDG-97) arrived in Singapore for a regularly scheduled port visit, April 2. ...
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Embassy Singapore Political Officer Tells Model UN Delegates to Stay Engaged

U.S. Embassy Singapore’s Political Officer, Jerrod Hansen, gave an opening address at the 11th session of the South East Asia Student Activities Conference (SEASAC) Model United Nations (MUN) on March 2, 2018, at the Stamford American International School. The three-day long conference was attended by over 300 students from across Southeast Asia.  Addressing the theme ...
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Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte leads a seven-member Congressional delegation of the U.S.House of Representatives to Singapore

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte led a seven-member Congressional delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives to Singapore.  Congressman Goodlatte was joined by Rep. Blake Farenthold, Rep. Ted Yoho, Rep. Jason Smith, Rep. Hank Johnson, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, and Rep. Pramila Jayapal. During their February 20-21 visit, the delegation met with Prime ...
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FAA and CAAS Strengthen Long-Standing Bilateral Cooperation in  Airworthiness

Press Release – FAA and CAAS Strengthen Long-Standing Bilateral Cooperation in Airworthiness For Immediate Release February 6, 2018 Contact: FAA, Office Of Communications Phone: 202-267-3883 Officials with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s  Federal Aviation Administration  (FAA) and the  Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) , attending the Singapore Airshow this week, signed a revised Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement that will enhance the two countries ...
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USA Partnership Pavilion Ribbon Cutting at Singapore Airshow 2018

Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of U.S. Embassy Singapore, Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath kicked off the Singapore Airshow by cutting the ribbon at the U.S. Pavilion. She was joined by President & CEO of Kallman Worldwide, Tom Kallman; Under Secretary for Industry and Security, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, Mira Ricardel; Chief Operating Officer of ...
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Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath USA Partnership Pavilion Opening at the Singapore Airshow 2018

Remarks by Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath USA Partnership Pavilion Opening at the Singapore Airshow 2018 Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. Thanks, Tom.  And thanks to the Color Guard for starting us off with such a great reminder of why we are all here today – to represent the very best of the United ...
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U.S. Military To Participate in Singapore International Airshow 18

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — — The U.S. military will participate in the 2018 Singapore International Airshow at the Singapore Changi Airport and the Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore, Feb. 6-11, 2018. The airshow is a biennial event and is the largest defense exhibition and biennial international tradeshow in the Pacific. This year’s exhibition will be ...
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United States Exhibits Commitment To Economic and Security Partnerships With Largest International Presence at Singapore Airshow 2018

Singapore / February 5, 2018 — When the Singapore Airshow 2018 opens tomorrow at Changi Exhibition Centre, the United States of America will have the largest international presence on-site with more than 170 exhibitors claiming nearly 30% of the show’s total 40,000 sqm of indoor exhibit space, plus a wide range of military and civil ...
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Paintings from Smithsonian American Art Museum on exhibit at National Gallery Singapore

“Javanese Temple in Ruins” and “Six Horsemen Chasing Deer,” two Raden Saleh paintings currently on exhibit at the National Gallery Singapore traveled a long way from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. to be included in the largest exhibit to date of the works of two important 19th century Southeast Asian artists: Raden ...
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U.S. delegation participates in 2018 IISS Fullerton Forum

PRESS RELEASE The 2018 IISS Fullerton Forum, known as the Shangri-La Dialogue Sherpa Meeting, took place in Singapore January 28-30, 2018.  The United States delegation was led by Mr. David Helvey, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, and Lieutenant General Bryan Fenton, Deputy Commander of U.S. Pacific Command. The ...
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U.S. Embassy Singapore-ITE Mentoring Program 2018

Every setback is an opportunity, every challenge a chance – that’s the message of the U.S. Embassy Singapore-ITE Mentoring Program, now kicking off its sixth season. 35 alumni of U.S. Government exchange programs are paired with 40 Institute of Technical Education, Singapore(ITE) students for a six-month long program designed to empower students to solve problems, not ...
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Joint Statement From Proliferation Security Initiative Partners in Support of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 2375 and 2397 Enforcement

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 12, 2018 The text of the following joint statement was released by the Government of the United States of America along with 16 other members of the Proliferation Security Initiative’s (PSI) Operational Experts Group (OEG) in support of enforcement of UN Security Council Resolutions against the ...
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Singapore Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information (04 January, 2018)

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice.  The Travel ...
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Media release: Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. and U.S. based subsidiary agree to pay US$422 million in global penalties to resolve foreign bribery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2017 Guilty Plea by Former Senior Member of Legal Department Unsealed WASHINGTON – Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. (KOM), a Singapore-based company that operates shipyards and repairs and upgrades shipping vessels, and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, Keppel Offshore & Marine USA Inc. (KOM USA), have agreed to pay ...
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Singapore Celebrates YSEALI’s 4th Anniversary

In Singapore, alumni and members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) organized four community projects centered around the issues of human rights, civic engagement, sustainability, and innovation. These events were organized in celebration of YSEALI YOUnified, as ASEAN-wide day of community service commemorating the fourth anniversary of the YSEALI program. In addition to ...
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U.S. Embassy Singapore supports Migrant Worker Poetry Competition 2017

Congratulations to Deni Apriyani, the winner of this year’s Migrant Worker Poetry Competition! Her poem, “Further Away” brought light to spousal abuse. Congratulations to 2nd prize winner Naive Gascon for “And Again” and 3rd prize winner Fitri Diyah for “A Sunday Morning in Paya Lebar.” This year marks the first time that female poets bagged ...
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Migrant Worker Poetry Competition 2017

SINGAPORE, December 03, 2017 – Back for its fourth Singapore edition , the finals of the annual Migrant Worker Poetry Competition (MWPC) will showcase work from 19 poets in 8 different languages representing 7 different countries. In the first round of the competition, a panel of judges reviewed 107 submissions and shortlisted the finalists to ...
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U.S. Exhibitors Participate in Singapore Fintech Festival 2017

U.S. Embassy Singapore was excited to kick off the second annual Singapore Fintech Festival with a strong American presence. The U.S. Commercial Service was the strategic partner for the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s 2017 FinTech Festival, where more than 30 U.S. exhibitors showcased their cutting edge financial technology solutions for businesses in Singapore and the ...
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American Folk Group Tony Memmel and His Band Visit Singapore

American folk group Tony Memmel and His Band kicked off the first part of their Asia tour last week with several stops in Singapore. The tour is part of the U.S. State Department’s program American Music Abroad and was organized in collaboration by U.S. Embassy Singapore. In addition to rollicking performances, Tony shared inspiring stories ...
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Suki Kim Discusses North Korea at Singapore Writers Festival

On November 5, 2017, the U.S. Embassy co-presented a discussion with American journalist and novelist, Suki Kim, at the Singapore Writer’s Festival. Suki Kim delivered rare and unflinching insight into life in North Korea where she spent six months undercover in 2011, working as an English teacher to the country’s future leaders. The Singapore Writer’s ...
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U.S. Embassy Singapore Participates in AmCham’s Corporate Community Day

Corporate Community Day, which took place on November 4 this year, symbolizes the continued commitment American companies bring to their communities while demonstrating how small acts, when added together, can make a difference. U.S. Embassy Singapore Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, along with AmCham Singapore’s Executive Director Ann Yom Steele and Chairman Dwight Hutchins participated ...
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United Airlines Launches World’s Longest Flight to the U.S.: Singapore to Los Angeles

On October 29, representatives from United Airlines, along with the inaugural crew, U.S. Embassy Singapore, Changi Airport, and Ministry of Transport welcomed the first passengers arriving in Singapore from Los Angeles with an official cake-cutting. Passengers leaving Singapore on the new flight route were treated to a grand sendoff. United’s Los Angeles to Singapore flight is currently the longest non-stop ...
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Joint Statement by the United States of America and the Republic of Singapore

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 24, 2017 Joint Statement by the United States of America and the Republic of Singapore President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump hosted Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong at the White House on October 23, ...
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U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue Partnership

[L-R: Ann Yom Steel, Executive Director of American Chamber of Commerce Singapore, Richard Henry, Head of School, GEMS World Academy (Singapore) , Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., U.S. Embassy Singapore, Minister Lim Hng Kiang, Ministry of Trade and Industry (Trade), Dwight Hutchins, Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce Singapore] — with Lim Hng Kiang. On September ...
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Governor Of Utah Gary Herbert Meets With Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

[ photo credit: Ministry of Communication and Information (MCI) ] On August 28, 2017 U.S. Commercial Service, Singapore hosted Utah Governor Herbert and Utah trade mission members for a two day visit to Singapore.  During their visit, Utah Governor Herbert met with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to promote stronger ties between Singapore and Utah, the fastest growing state ...
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U.S. Navy Admiral Scott Swift, Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet addressing the ongoing situation with the USS John S McCain

U.S. Navy Admiral Scott Swift, Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet addresses the ongoing situation with the USS John S McCain. For the latest information/updates regarding the John S. McCain, please visit http://www.c7f.navy.mil/ . Statement on the Deaths of Sailors on the USS John S. McCain Guided-Missile Destroyer  (White House statement, August 22, 2017) Facebook Livestream at: https://www.facebook.com/USPacificFleet  or  https://www.facebook.com/usnavysoutheastasia/ For more information on U.S. Pacific Fleet, please visit http://www.cpf.navy.mil/ . Adm. Swift’s bio ...
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Remarks by Secretary Tillerson on the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report

August 15, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Morning, all. We are releasing today the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report. This report is a requirement pursuant to the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 – legislation that upholds religious freedom as a core American value under the Constitution’s First Amendment, as well as a universal human right. This law calls for the government ...
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Commemorating 10 Years of Technology Partnership Between the United States and Singapore at SciTECHs

On July 10, 2017 the United States and Singapore celebrated a 10 year partnership in science and technology at the Home Team Science & Technology Exhibition & Conference for Homeland Security (SciTECHS). Hosted in partnership with Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs and the research and development arm of United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science ...
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Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore Before Bilateral Meeting

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 08, 2017 Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore Before Bilateral Meeting Hamburg Messe Hamburg, Germany 12:48 P.M. CET PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much, everybody. The Prime Minister of Singapore — we’re very close, the relationship is ...
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US-Singapore Summer Exchange Scholarship Programme at the Singapore Embassy, Washington DC

On June 4, 2017 Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia W. Patrick Murphy honored the inaugural batch of recipients of the US-Singapore Summer Exchange Scholarship Programme by hosting a reception at the Singapore Embassy in Washington DC. The reception underscored the theme of Minister Balakrishnan’s ...
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Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Meeting with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, June 3, 2017

Secretary of Defense Spokesperson Cmdr. Gary Ross provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met June 2 with Singaporean Prime Minister‎ Lee Hsien Loong on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, a major annual forum for key leaders in the Asia-Pacific region, to discuss mutual security challenges including cooperation on maritime ...
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Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ Remarks at Shangri-La Dialogue

June 3, 2017:  Secretary of Defense James Mattis gave remarks at the Shangri-La Dialogue , Asia’s annual defense summit hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Singapore.  He spoke of how the United States is working with key allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific region to address key security challenges. #SecDef  said: “This year marks the ...
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U.S. Embassy Singapore Recognized at Patron of Heritage Awards

On May 23, 2017, U.S. Embassy’s Counselor for Public Affairs Camille Dawson accepted a 2016 Supporter Award at the Patrons of Heritage Awards ceremony at the Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM). This award, presented by Singapore’s Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu, recognized the Embassy’s contribution in celebration of 50 years of diplomatic ties ...
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CARAT – Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, 2017

The 3-day multilateral exercise CARAT – Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training boosts cooperation and interoperability between the U.S. Navy, Republic of Singapore Navy and Royal Thai Navy. While operating together at sea, the ships went through divisional tactic maneuvers, visit, board, search and seizure training, joint flight operations, and communications drills. Both the Arleigh Burke-class ...
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IMDEX Asia, 2017

IMDEX Asia 2017, Asia Pacific’s biennial international maritime defense exhibition and conference was held in Singapore on May 16-18 at the Singapore Changi Exhibition Center.  The U.S. is proud to be participating in  IMDEX Asia 2017 , with two ships on display at Changi Naval Base – the  USS Sterett (DDG 104)  and  USS Coronado  – and nine American companies exhibiting at the Changi ...
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Meeting with ASEAN Foreign Ministers

May 4, 2017:  Secretary Tillerson hosted the Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for a special U.S. – ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting, reinforcing the Strategic Partnership between the United States and ASEAN and commemorating the 40th anniversary of U.S.-ASEAN relations. [ Photo: Department of State  ]  
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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross met with Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross met with Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran in Los Angeles on May 2, 2017.  Both leaders reaffirmed the robust and longstanding economic ties between the U.S. and Singapore, and discussed ways to facilitate business opportunities for companies through the U.S.-Singapore Collaboration Platform Memorandum of Understand (MoU). Secretary Ross ...
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U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly meets with Singapore Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law K. Shanmugam

U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly met with Singapore Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law Mr. K. Shanmugam in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017.  Minister Shanmugam and Secretary Kelly exchanged views on the threat of global terrorism and the challenges posed by radicalisation in Southeast Asia.      [ Photo courtesy ...
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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Meets with Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister Shanmugaratnam

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met Singapore Deputy Prime Minister  Tharman Shanmugaratnam  in Washington on April 20, 2017. They underscored the long history of cooperation between the U.S. and Singapore and discussed economic issues involving both countries  [ Steven Mnuchin’s Twitter Photo ] [  Readout from Treasury Department  ]
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US-Singapore Summer Exchange Scholarship Program

The U.S.-Singapore Summer Exchange Scholarship Program was announced during Singapore Prime Minister  Lee Hsien Loong ’s official visit to the U.S. in 2016.   It commemorates the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and the U.S.  The scholarship program seeks to strengthen the excellent relations between Singapore and the United States  and is jointly funded by the Government of Singapore and ...
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Statement from Ambassador Wagar on the passing of former Singapore President S R Nathan

I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of President S R Nathan. Not only was he an accomplished public servant, diplomat and President, but he was also one of the kindest and most generous people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. His advice on where the Singapore-U.S. relationship has been, is ...
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PM Lee and President Obama at Sunnylands

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong listens at left as President Barack Obama speaks at the second plenary session meeting of #ASEAN, the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Assistant Secretary Russel leads U.S. delegation at U.S.-Singapore Strategic Partnership Dialogue

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel traveled to Singapore to lead the U.S. delegation at the fourth annual U.S.-Singapore Strategic Partnership Dialogue. Both sides affirmed the strong political, economic and defense ties between the U.S. and Singapore, and discussed ways to expand bilateral cooperation in new ...
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Singaporean artist Lee Wen wins 2016 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art

We are pleased to announce that Singaporean performance artist Lee Wen is the winner of the 2016 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art . Best known for his “Yellow Man” series of work, Lee is one of the pioneers of performance art in Singapore. His work is motivated by a strong conviction of justice and idealism, with a persistence to stay true to the self in a highly structured world. Ambassador Wagar ...
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