Get The Pavlovic Today’s top stories and best reads.
Prime Minister Lee of Singapore arrived at the White House at 11:16 AM, running 30 minutes behind the schedule.
Prime Minister Lee wore a blue tie and a blue shirt, Democrats’ favorite color. He also put on a lapel pin with both Singapore and the U.S. flags on it.
President Biden opened the floor by saying “this is a critical moment for both our countries.” He added that “the rule based order is facing unprecedented challenges. Russia’s unprovoked and unjustifiable war against Ukraine is an urgent threat to both Europe and I believe, the Indo-Pacific as well, and it’s attacking the core tenets of a rule based international order.”
POTUS thanked Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for a principled leadership in supporting the people in Ukraine.
“You’ve stepped up every time you’ve had to,” said Biden.
Before turning the floor over to the prime minister, Biden said the two would talk about: the US-ASEAN relationship, upholding freedom of the seas, promoting return of democracy in Burma, and advanced inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
“We will of course exchange views also on Ukraine and what that means for Asia Pacific region,” said Prime Minister Lee .
He called for the U.S. to continue “to deepen its relationship with countries in Asia Pacific. China, certainly. But also other countries, besides China. And deepen it substantially in many different ways through Indo-Pacific Strategy. In doing so, to foster the peace, stability, and security, as you have done for so many decades.”
Biden and Lee did not take any questions.
more from the pavlovic today
EST 9:30 AM President Biden receives the President’s Daily Brief 12:00 PM President Biden arrives at the White House Briefing Schedule 2:15 PM ?Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Economic Council Director Brian DeeseKeep reading
I was still right. That’s how Liz Truss is looking to make herself politically relevant again. In a 4000 article for the Sunday Telegraph, the former Prime Minster attacked her successor Rishi Sunak for making “detrimental” economic decisions. In her lengthy column, she managed to blame everyone but herself for the epic fail and the havoc her misguided…Keep reading
EDT8:30 AM President Biden receives the Presidential Daily Briefing1:00 PM President Biden departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews 1:20 PM President Biden departs Joint Base Andrews en route Philadelphia International Airport2:00 PM President Biden arrives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania …Keep reading
Brazilian President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva is coming to the White House on Friday, February 10. The scheduled meeting between Biden and Lula coincides with Jair Bolsonaro’s recent request for a 6-month US visa extension. Brazil’s former head of state fled to the US two days before Lula was officiated as President. Many accused…Keep reading