Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

A very warm welcome to Singapore, and to the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. Recently, Dr Henry Kissinger said: “We are in a very, very grave period.” Whether or not you agree with him, I think the people in this room will agree that ASEAN is at an inflexion point. We are transiting into a multipolar world; we are all acutely aware of the storm clouds of the trade war; and we also can see and feel the disruption that the digital revolution is causing all around us.

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