With its stable economy, political stability, transparency and world-class infrastructure, Singapore has positioned itself as center for excellence within Asia. As a financial centre, regional trading hub and investment destination, Singapore is well positioned to build on its strengths.
With our long held shared values and interests, the United States and Japan are close partners in addressing together novel global issues the international community faces: international financial and economic crises, climate change, energy challenges, and so on.
On August 8, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will celebrate 45 years. The Asean Declaration, signed in the Thai capital Bangkok in 1967, aims to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region.