NEW YORK, March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Foreign Minister of Singapore, will address the AJC Global Forum 2017, which will take place June 4-6, in Washington, D.C. The AJC Global Forum is the advocacy organization's signature annual event, bringing together more than 2,500 participants from across the United States and 70 countries around the world.
"Singapore is a cherished partner of the United States and Israel, and a dear friend of our organization," said AJC CEO David Harris, who has led several AJC leadership delegations to the country. "We are honored that Foreign Minister Balakrishnan will join us in Washington to share his perspective on regional and global challenges."
Dr. Balakrishnan's address follows in the footsteps of two of his distinguished predecessors who have addressed previous AJC Global Forums: Foreign Minister K Shanmugam, who spoke in 2014, and Foreign Minister George Yeo, who participated on two occasions. AJC maintains close ties with Singapore's representatives in the U.S. and across the globe through its Asia Pacific Institute, led by Shira Loewenberg.
Dr. Balakrishnan's address will come soon after the historic visit of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Singapore. Last year, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a visit to Israel. Both visits were the first for sitting prime ministers of Israel and Singapore. "Strong bilateral ties between Israel and Singapore date back to the nation's independence in 1965," said Harris. "We're excited to help share this story with a larger audience at the AJC Global Forum."
AJC, founded in 1906 and with headquarters in New York, maintains 22 regional offices across the United States; 10 overseas posts, including 3 in Asia; and 33 international association agreements with Jewish communities.
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SOURCE American Jewish Committee