Shanmugam meets Republican presidential candidates

Shanmugam meets Republican presidential candidates
Meeting between Senator Ted Cruz and Minister K Shanmugam, 18 June 2015
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SINGAPORE - Foreign Affairs Minister and Minister for Law K Shanmugam, who is currently on a week-long working visit to the United States, met two Republican presidential candidates on Thursday.

He also had meetings with Senator Cory Gardner, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific and International Cybersecurity Policy as well as Representative Matt Salmon, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.

During his separate meetings with the congressmen, Mr Shanmugam exchanged views on how to enhance the US-Asia engagement, and reaffirmed the longstanding Singapore-US relationship. Also on the agenda was the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Mr Shanmugam later met a bipartisan group of Congressional Chiefs of Staff at a Congressional Study Groups reception hosted by Singapore's Ambassador to the US Ashok Mirpuri.

In addition, Minister Shanmugam met separately with key members of the US media as well as Asia specialists from prominent US think tanks to discuss international and regional developments.

grongloh@sph.com.sg

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