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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Phone Call with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Yesterday evening President Obama spoke  with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to express his and the First Lady’s condolences and the condolences of the American people on the death of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.  The President recognized founding Prime Minister Lee’s remarkable leadership and lasting contributions, not just to Singapore’s development, but also to the region’s dynamism.  The President also conveyed his appreciation for founding Prime Minister Lee’s wise counsel and strong support for U.S.-Singapore relations.