first_imgStatement on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan of Singapore The White HouseNational Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke by phone on February 16 with Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan of Singapore. Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Balakrishnan discussed opportunities to strengthen the U.S.-Singapore Strategic Partnership and enhance cooperation across security, economic, digital, and people-to-people domains. They expressed deep concern regarding the situation in Burma and agreed that peaceful protests should not be met with violence. Mr. Sullivan reaffirmed the Administration’s commitment to ASEAN centrality and to helping the region recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:ASEAN, covid-19, digital, foreign minister, Government, Minister, pandemic, security, Singapore, United States, violence, White Houselast_img read more