Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan’s Telephone Call with United States National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, 16 February 2021

16 February 2021

Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan had a telephone call with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on 16 February 2021.


Minister Balakrishnan congratulated Mr Sullivan on his appointment. Both reaffirmed the wide-ranging cooperation spanning defence and security, trade and investment, and cybersecurity. Minister Balakrishnan expressed support for the United States’ leadership role in tackling important global issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, and expressed Singapore’s readiness to cooperate with the United States on these fronts. Minister Balakrishnan and Mr Sullivan exchanged views on international and regional developments; they agreed to work together to expand the United States’ engagement of the Asia-Pacific region, especially ASEAN.



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16 FEBRUARY 2021

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