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Vice President Kamala Harris's Trip to Singapore and Vietnam
August 19, 2021

Trip Overview

Vice President Kamala Harris was in Singapore and Vietnam from August 22-26, 2021, to strengthen relationships and expand economic cooperation with two critical Indo-Pacific partners of the United States. During the trip, the Vice President engaged the leaders of both governments on issues of mutual interest, including regional security, the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and our joint efforts to promote a rules-based international order. The Vice President also affirmed and celebrated the strong cultural and people-to-people ties between the United States and these countries.

President Biden and Vice President Harris have made it a top priority to rebuild our global partnerships and keep our nation secure, and this visit continued that work – deepening our engagement in Southeast Asia. Vice President Harris was the first Vice President to ever visit Vietnam.

Media Coverage of Visit (Highlights)

Social Media Coverage of Trip

Vice President Harris Delivers Remarks Where She Lays Out Her Vision for the Indo-Pacific Region – August 24, 2021

Vice President Harris Holds a Press Conference with Prime Minister Lee – August 23, 2021



Past U.S. Vice Presidential Visits to Singapore


About Vice President Harris

Vice President Kamala Harris takes her official portrait Thursday, March 4, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
Vice President Kamala Harris

Kamala D. Harris is the Vice President of the United States of America. She was elected Vice President after a lifetime of public service, having been elected District Attorney of San Francisco, California Attorney General, and United States Senator.







My mother would look at me and she’d say, ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last.’”
– Kamala Harris, January 28, 2019

Vice President Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris

Recent High-Level Engagements with Singapore

History of U.S.-Singapore Relations

This year, the United States and Singapore celebrate 55 years of diplomatic relations.  Singapore is a longstanding partner and friend.  Our two countries’ close security, economic, and people-to-people ties lie at the heart of this enduring relationship and bring strength and stability to the United States, Singapore, and the entire Indo-Pacific region.  We look forward to strengthening this partnership and to deepening our cooperation on our shared interests and challenges for many more years to come.

Fact Sheets on U.S.-Singapore Relations

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