U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes to the White House Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, one of the signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership which Obama wants Congress to approve before his presidency ends. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to the White House on Tuesday (August 2). Lee is in the United States on an official five-day visit to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries and celebrate commercial, educational and military ties. During the visit, Lee will meet with several U.S. cabinet members and will be feted with a state dinner on Tuesday evening. On Monday, Lee laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery and visited U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the Pentagon. Singapore is one of the signatories to the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which U.S. President Barack Obama wants the U.S. Congress to approve before he leaves the White House on Jan. 20.