- Title: Australia's Turnbull calls for "continued strong engagement" from U.S.
- Date: 2nd June 2017
- Summary: ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** TURNBULL AND LEE STANDING AT PODIUM (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER, MALCOLM TURNBULL, SAYING: "We recognise that the continued strong engagement of the United States, as you observed, in this region, manifestly, provides that stability, that bedrock, upon which our prosperity and so much human advancement has been built." (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER MALCOLM TURNBULL SAYING: "The threat of terrorism is with us all. It is a thoroughly trans-national threat. Singapore and Australia may once have been regarded as being a long way from the Middle East -- nowhere is a long way from anywhere in the digital age." PEOPLE LISTENING TURNBULL AND LEE SHAKING HANDS TURNBULL AND LEE WALKING AWAY VARIOUS OF TURNBULL WALKING TOWARDS ORCHID NAMED AFTER HIM TURNBULL LOOKING AT ORCHID ORCHID TURNBULL PUTTING PLANT LABEL INTO SOIL OF ORCHID LABEL READING (English): "ARANDA MALCOLM AND LUCY TURNBULL" VARIOUS OF TURNBULL POSING WITH WIFE LUCY TURNBULL AND GRANDDAUGHTER ISLA ORCHID / TURNBULL SIGNING GUEST BOOK
- Embargoed: 16th June 2017 08:39
- Keywords: orchid Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull Singapore
- Location: SINGAPORE
- City: SINGAPORE
- Country: Singapore
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0036JL3ZNP
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- Story Text:Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called for "continued strong engagement" from the United States under President Donald Trump on Friday (June 2) on the sidelines of a defence summit in Singapore.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday the United States remains committed to its Asia-Pacific allies, as he arrived in Singapore for the region's premier defense and security forum, the Shangri-La Dialogue. Mattis, who is making his second visit to the region since he took charge of the Pentagon on Jan. 20, will be looking to articulate a clear U.S. policy for allies in the region and reassuring them.
Turnbull, who is in Singapore on a state visit that coincides with the security talks, also visited the Singapore Botanic Gardens on Friday where he had an orchid named after him.
Called "Aranda Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull", the yellow blooms are a hybrid of the Arachnis hookeriana and Vanda Rockhampton Gold. It is customary for visiting heads of states and celebrities to have orchids named after them. Turnbull joins the likes of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and singer Elton John.
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