Singapore's prime minister warned that miscalculations in Asia could set back the fast-growing region for years as President Barack Obama hailed the city-state for military cooperation.
US President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Singapore's PM Lee Hsien Loong before a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 2, 2013. Obama praised Singapore on Tuesday as an example to the world and a key source of advice for his diplomatic pivot to Asia.
On a visit to Washington, Lee Hsien Loong said that the United States had "fundamental interests" in freedom of navigation and stability in a region where China's disputes with neighbors have intensified.
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