Foreign Ministers, Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Singapore.

First of all, I would like to convey my deepest sympathies to Laos on the collapse of the Xe Pien-Xe Namnoy hydroelectric dam. I would also like to express my condolences to Indonesia on the earthquake in Lombok. Singapore and ASEAN stand ready to support our Laotian and Indonesian friends during this difficult time.

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