PM Lee congratulates Biden, saying numerous countries eagerly anticipating United States’ worldwide leadership to get rid of substantial difficulties

 PM Lee congratulates Biden, saying numerous countries eagerly anticipating United States’ worldwide leadership to get rid of substantial difficulties

SINGAPORE– Many nations are eagerly anticipating the global management of the United States under Mr Joe Biden’s administration as they interact to overcome substantial difficulties, especially the crisis brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, stated Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his congratulatory letter to the President-elect of the US on Sunday (Nov 8).Mr Biden, previous vice president throughout Mr Barack Obama’s administration, and his running mate Kamala Harris won the presidential election in the United States, which is one of the nations worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.” Americans have placed their trust in your vision and leadership,” Mr Lee wrote in his letter to Mr Biden.” Similarly, numerous nations are likewise anticipating the international management of the United States under your administration as we interact to overcome the considerable difficulties dealing with the world, specifically the immediate crisis brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.”Both Mr Lee and Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat also praised Ms Harris on her election as Vice President. She is the very first woman in addition to the very first ethnic minority to be voted into that position.In Mr Lee’s letter to Mr Biden, he said that the veteran political leader recognizes with the United States’ longstanding, multi-faceted and robust collaboration with Singapore.Besides the free trade agreement underpinning both countries’ economic ties, they also co-operate on military matters, which allows the US making use of Singapore’s military centers.It underscores the city-state’s support for the United States to have a presence in Asia-Pacific, as it would be essential for peace, stability and prosperity in the area, Mr Lee stated.” I warmly remember your see to Singapore in 2013, which provided you the opportunity to observe first-hand the full breadth of our relationship. When I visited Washington DC in August 2016, we had lunch together and I enjoyed our comprehensive discussion,” stated Mr Lee.” I anticipate dealing with you to deepen the collaboration between our two nations and improve the United States’ presence in the Asia-Pacific. You can continue to depend on Singapore as a good friend and partner,” he included.In his letter of Ms Harris, Mr Lee said he anticipates dealing with her to strengthen and expand Singapore’s bilateral co-operation with the US, and to invite her for a main see.In Mr Heng’s letter to Ms Harris, he said that her triumph was hard-earned and comes at a critical point.” I am confident that under your leadership, the United States will emerge from Covid-19 more powerful, exercising its global leadership function in seeking collective services to the pandemic,” he stated.” I anticipate meeting you in the future to talk about how both sides can improve bilateral co-operation and enhance the United States’ engagement of the Asia-Pacific.”
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