The Obamas and Prime Minister and Mrs. Lee of Singapore toast ''onward Singapore'' to strong relations at one of the last state dinners for U.S. President Barack Obama. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted a state dinner for Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and and his wife, Madame Ho Ching, on Tuesday. In typical fashion for state dinners, the Obamas greeted Prime Minister and Mrs. Lee personally outside the North Portico, before escorting them to the dinner. Obama toasted to strong relations with Singapore that formally date back 50 years. "As Singapore prepares to celebrate its National Day, and 50 years into a shared journey with the United States, I propose a toast. To Mr. and Mrs. Lee, and to the friendship and partnership and our peoples, let's continue to build something special, together," Obama said. This will be one of the last state dinners for outgoing President Obama. His term in office ends in January.