Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore visited the White House on Tuesday (10 April).?
Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore visited the White House on Tuesday (10 April). He was greeted by Dr. Henry Kissinger, President Nixon's special adviser on foreign affairs and was soon immersed in talks with the Resident and Dr. Kissinger.
According to an official statement afterwards, the President and the Prime Minister discussed the security situation in Asia, as well as other International problems. President Nixon assured Mr. Lee that the USA would continue to play an active and constructive role in Asia and the Pacific following the Vietnam cease-fire.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, the Prime Minister of Singapore, was greeted by Dr. Henry Kissinger when he arrived at the White House in washington on Tuesday.
Dr. Kissinger was also present when president Nixon and the Prime Minister strolled in the Tulip Garden at the rear of the White House. He also remained, in his capacity as President, Nixon's special adviser on foreign affairs, throughout the hour and a quarter of talks between the two leaders. According to an official statement issued later, the security situation in Asia was a main item for discussion.
President Nixon was said to have assured Mr. Lee that the United States would continue a active and constructive role in Asia and the Pacific, following its withdrawal from Vietnam.