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US House Speaker Urges Singapore Businesses to Support The LGBTQ+ Community

The US Congressional delegation, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has urged Singapore’s business groups to support the LGBTQ+ community in the city-state, which is currently debating whether to get rid of its colonial laws prohibiting sex between men.

The call to leaders of Singapore’s business community comes as more American businesses are setting up offices in the country, according to a statement issued earlier this week by Pelosi’s press office. 


“We engaged with leaders of the business community and underscored the importance of public-private sector collaboration to foster strong economic growth across the region.  We asked for their support for the LGBTQ+ community in Singapore, as more American businesses are establishing and adding offices in Singapore,” stated Pelosi. “As we continue our regional travel, we look forward to additional engagement with our partner nations to advance a free and flourishing Indo-Pacific.”


In bilateral meetings with key government leaders, “we focused on how our nations can continue working together on security and stability, economic growth and trade, and values-based governance,” added Pelosi.


There are currently around 5,500 US companies in Singapore. The US is also Singapore’s biggest foreign direct investor, with around US$315 billion of investments. That’s more than its investments in China, India, and South Korea combined, confirmed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a speech last year. 

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