PM Lee meets United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in New York

Lee also expressed his support for Guterre’s Our Common Agenda report as “a catalyst for strengthening international cooperation and reviving the UN,” the statement said.

The report, launched by the UN chief in September last year, is designed to strengthen and accelerate multilateral agreements.

It contains recommendations in four broad areas: Renewed solidarity between peoples and future generations, a new social contract rooted in human rights, better management of critical global commons and global public goods that deliver fair and sustainable for all, according to the UN website.

Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will contribute to this process through the High Level Advisory Committee on Effective Multilateralism, Chang’s statement added.

Mr Lee is in the United States for a working visit until April 2.

Before coming to New York, he was in Washington DC, where he met with US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House, as well as other top US officials.

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