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K Shanmugam to visit Washington

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam will visit Washington DC in the United States of America from Monday to Friday.

SINGAPORE: Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam will visit Washington DC in the United States of America from Monday to Friday.

During the visit, Mr Shanmugam will meet US Secretary of State John Kerry and US Attorney General Eric Holder.

Mr Shanmugam will also meet with Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, several key members of the US Senate, senior administration officials, prominent American strategic thinkers, and members of the media.

Mr Shanmugam will lead the Singapore delegation for the 3rd Singapore-US Strategic Dialogue.

This is a dialogue for Singapore and US policy-makers, think-tank, media, and corporate representatives to exchange views on areas of mutual interest.

Mr Shanmugam will also deliver the plenary speech at the American Jewish Committee Global Forum.

Mr Shanmugam, Mr Kerry and Mr Holder will discuss ways to further enhance strong bilateral cooperation between Singapore and the US.

This includes joint training programmes for ASEAN countries through the Singapore-US Third Country Training Programme (TCTP).

The Foreign Affairs Ministry said Mr Shanmugam is expected to talk about regional and international developments, particularly the US' strong engagement of Asia, the ASEAN-US relationship, and the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, during his meetings.

Mr Shanmugam will be accompanied by Senior Minister of State for Trade & Industry and National Development Lee Yi Shyan, Minister of State for Communications & Information and Education Sim Ann, Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee, Member of Parliament Janil Puthucheary, and officials from the Foreign Affairs Ministry. 

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