PM Lee Hsien Loong at the Working Lunch with US President Donald Trump

Remarks at the start of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's Working Lunch with US President Donald Trump, White House Officials and Cabinet Secretaries on 23 October 2017. PM Lee was on an Official Working Visit to Washington D.C. from 21 to 26 October 2017.


President Donald J. Trump: Thank you very much. It's a great honor to have Prime Minister Lee of Singapore with us and his representatives at the highest level. We have just signed an order with Boeing for almost US$14 billion worth of airplanes. We do a lot of business with Singapore. The relationship now is at its highest point and it will continue. So, Mr Prime Minister, thank you very much. It is an honor to have you in the White House.

PM Lee Hsien Loong: Well, thank you very much for inviting me and my delegation. We have a very good relationship with the United States and we hope to take it forward further. And I am very happy at the deal between Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Boeing. SIA is not a bad airline, and they try their best to buy the best aeroplanes, and I am quite sure they have made a good decision.

President Trump: That is because they buy Boeing, right? That is great. Thank you very much.

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