Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan of Singapore
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone on February 16 with Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan of Singapore. Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Balakrishnan discussed opportunities to strengthen the U.S.-Singapore Strategic Partnership and enhance cooperation across security, economic, digital, and people-to-people domains. They expressed deep concern regarding the situation in Burma and agreed that peaceful protests should not be met with violence. Mr. Sullivan reaffirmed the Administration’s commitment to ASEAN centrality and to helping the region recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.