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Singapore PM says global geopolitical tensions affect security in Asia-Pacific

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SINGAPORE — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday said tensions between the United States and China and the Russia-Ukraine war affects security in the Asia-Pacific.

“We can expect more geopolitical contestation in the Asia-Pacific,” he said, adding that Singapore would try its best to avoid being caught up in the “major power rivalry” .

Worsening U.S.-China relations are making it “almost impossible” to work together on pressing global issues like climate change, pandemics, and nuclear proliferation, he said, speaking at the city-state’s national day rally. (Reporting by Chen Lin, editing by Kanupriya Kapoor)

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