Republic of Singapore National Day

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 8, 2016


On behalf of President Obama and the American people, it is with great pleasure that I wish the people of Singapore a joyous National Day this August 9.

In commemoration of our shared vision for peace and prosperity, I had the honor of welcoming Prime Minister Lee during his official visit to the United States last week. His visit reaffirmed our partnership on a wide range of economic and security issues. As participating nations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Counter-ISIL coalition, and the Paris Climate agreement, we are close partners in addressing international challenges and working towards solutions that will have a lasting impact on generations to come. The United States proudly regards Singapore as one of our closest friends.

As you celebrate this National Day, I offer my warmest congratulations and wish you continued peace, prosperity, and happiness.