Updated: 06/26/2014 02:20

PM Lee urges US lawmakers to back the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership



PM Lee urges US lawmakers to back the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged US lawmakers to back the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership that the Obama administration hopes to finalise by the end of the year. 

Mr Lee told America's Council on Foreign Relations that the proposed agreement, which faces obstacles in the US Congress, is of great strategic and economic importance. 

Mr Lee is currently on a working trip to the US. 

Earlier, he celebrated the 10th anniversary of the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement at a ceremony in Washington. 

Singapore is now the Number One destination for US investment in Asia, and the third-largest Asian investor in the US. 

Mr Lee will be heading to the Big Apple next, where he will launch the New York office of Singapore-based investment firm Temasek Holdings.

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