S.Res.515 - A resolution welcoming Prime Minister Lee Hsien-Loong to the United States and reaffirming Singapore's strategic partnership with the United States, encompassing broad and robust economic, military-to-military, law enforcement, and counterterrorism cooperation.114th Congress (2015-2016)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 06/29/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/14/2016 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.515 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate without amendment (07/14/2016)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Welcomes Prime Minister Lee Hsien-Loong of Singapore for his official visit to the United States and for the State Dinner on August 2, 2016, as the United States and Singapore commemorate the 50th anniversary of their bilateral diplomatic relationship.
Affirms the importance of the U.S.-Singapore strategic partnership in securing regional peace and stability.
Applauds Singapore's leadership in counterterrorism, including the deployment of military assets as part of the anti-ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) coalition and innovative counterterrorism efforts within the Asia-Pacific region.
Anticipates the deepening of the security relationship following the signing of an enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement on December 7, 2015, and welcomes further cooperation in areas such as cybersecurity, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and defense technology.
Recognizes the vitality of the bilateral trade and investment relationship between the United States and Singapore.
Expresses support for continued close cooperation between the United States and Singapore to build capacity for commercial engagement, energy development, innovation, trade facilitation, and to achieve development goals in the Asia-Pacific region.
Urges the President to continue U.S. support of multilateral institutions and fora, working in close cooperation with partners, such as Singapore, who share a commitment to an inclusive, rules-based regional architecture.