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MFA Press Statement: Visit by US Governor of Utah Gary Herbert, 28 August 2017

by August 28, 2017 Industry

United States Governor of Utah Gary Herbert called on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong this afternoon at the Istana. This is Governor Herbert’s first visit to Singapore, as part of a trade mission to the Southeast Asian region. Governor Herbert was accompanied by Mrs Jeanette Herbert, Utah State Senator Curtis Bramble, officials from the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the World Trade Center Utah.

During the meeting, PM Lee welcomed Utah’s interest in expanding economic linkages with Asia and Singapore, as part of the US’ robust and multi-faceted engagement of the region. PM Lee and Governor Herbert further discussed ways in which Singapore and Utah could deepen collaboration in areas of mutual interest such as information technology and water management. PM Lee shared Singapore’s experience in education and housing.

Governor Herbert also called on Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang and Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan today and visited the American Chamber of Commerce. Minister Balakrishnan and Governor Herbert affirmed the good relations between Singapore and Utah.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore