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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met yesterday with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore at the White House.  Ambassador Rice and Prime Minister Lee discussed our excellent bilateral military, economic, and political cooperation, as well as a number of our shared regional and global priorities.  In particular, they discussed concerns over a pattern of destabilizing behavior in the South China Sea, and reiterated their shared commitment to international law, freedom of navigation and the peaceful resolution of maritime and territorial disputes.  President Obama joined the meeting to reaffirm our appreciation of our strong partnership with Singapore and to discuss some of our top regional priorities, specifically completing TPP and China and tensions in the South China Sea.