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ECONOMY | Staff Reporter, Singapore

AmCham backs Trump-Kim summit

It said it will back US engagement in Asia’s free trade.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham SG) backed the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, it said in a statement.

AmCham SG chairman Dwight Hutchins said, “Singapore’s talented government, commitment to rule of law, world-class infrastructure as well as a safe and secure environment are second to none. The American Chamber of Commerce Singapore (AmCham SG) is very encouraged by this endeavour between the two governments as regional security go hand-in-hand with economic security.”

AmCham SG governor Steve Okun added that the group is looking to support the US government as it develops it “whole-of-government” Indo-Pacific strategy.

“Coupled with leadership shown by these talks, we look forward to US engagement as the Asia Pacific moves forward on liberalizing trade. A regional, multiparty framework is the best way to address 21st century business issues, and AmCham SG supports full US engagement in the region,” he added.

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