US lawmakers here to meet Singapore's leaders

Representative Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, calling on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday as part of a delegation from the United States House of Representatives.

During the meeting, PM Lee expressed Singapore's support for the US' renewed emphasis on Asia and welcomed its commitment to deepen its engagement of the Asia-Pacific region, according to a statement from Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The delegation also called on Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang and Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen, and was hosted to lunch by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam. They will meet Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Foreign Affairs Grace Fu today and conclude their visit on Saturday.

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