Balakrishnan makes introductory phone call with US counterpart Pompeo
Composite photo of Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan (L) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Photos: Reuters)
SINGAPORE: Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan had an introductory telephone call with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to congratulate him on his new role, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement on Wednesday (May 16).In addition to reaffirming the longstanding ties between Singapore and the United States, both men discussed Singapore’s ASEAN chairmanship priorities, developments in the region and the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
it may back out of the high-level summit if the United States pressures it to give up its nuclear arsenal.