Obama meets Singapore PM, looks to boost TPP trade pact

President Barack Obama hosts a state visit ceremony for Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug, 2, 20216. The prime minister of the Southeast Asian city state joins Obama in Washington to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the contentious Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal will be high on the agenda. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — The prime minister of Singapore joined President Barack Obama at the White House Tuesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of U.S. diplomatic relations with the Southeast Asian city state. But the two leaders will also discuss a shared cause with less rosy prospects — the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal.

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