Blinken met with Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan in the capital Washington.
Speaking at the press conference, Blinken answered questions about his visit to China, which both countries attach great importance to.
“We look forward to a series of meetings with senior officials in Beijing,” Blinken said. said.
Blinken, conveying the issues he wanted to discuss during his visit to China, said, “The trip has three goals first. To keep communication open and strengthen it. Secondly, to advance US interests and values. Third, transnational challenges, global economic stability, illegal synthetic drugs, our country’s interests and exploring the potential for collaboration on climate and global health issues, where the rest of the world expects us to cooperate.” used the phrases.
Blinken, emphasizing the need for “continuous diplomacy” to ensure that the intense competition with China does not turn into conflict, “This is what the world expects from both the USA and China.” he used the phrase.
Emphasis on partnership with the USA
Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan emphasized the “excellent, long-term, close and stable partnership” between the United States and Singapore.
Referring to the “advanced and updated climate partnership” with the United States, Balakrishnan said the two countries will focus on cooperation in five areas, including the regional energy transition in Southeast Asia.
Pointing out that Singapore is home to more than 5,700 US companies, Balakrishnan said, “When you consider how small Singapore is, this statistic becomes even more remarkable.” said.
The USA and Singapore take a common stance in their attitudes towards Russia, Iran, China and Myanmar in international politics.