Republic of Singapore National Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Office of the Spokesperson

For Immediate Release                                                     

August 7, 2013

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY

Republic of Singapore National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, it is my pleasure to send our warmest wishes to the people of Singapore as you celebrate your National Day this August 9.

Singapore continues to be a close and valued friend to us in one of the most dynamic regions of the world.  I am pleased to count Singapore as a partner with us on many of our top priorities, including negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would build on the tremendous success of our bilateral free trade agreement.  Through our cooperation, we are jointly promoting peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

I send my deepest congratulations to you on this National Day and wish you continued success for years to come.