Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan is seen during a signing ceremony at the US State Department. He said the city state does not have ‘undue anxieties’ over the new Aukus alliance. Photo: AFP
Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan is seen during a signing ceremony at the US State Department. He said the city state does not have ‘undue anxieties’ over the new Aukus alliance. Photo: AFP

Singapore hopes Aukus pact contributes to regional peace and stability amid US-China rivalry

  • Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said the US is engaging more with Southeast Asian countries but they do not want to be forced to take sides
  • He also told a forum that China wanted to be treated as an equal superpower and Washington should not expect Beijing to become more like itself

Topic |   Aukus alliance
Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan is seen during a signing ceremony at the US State Department. He said the city state does not have ‘undue anxieties’ over the new Aukus alliance. Photo: AFP
Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan is seen during a signing ceremony at the US State Department. He said the city state does not have ‘undue anxieties’ over the new Aukus alliance. Photo: AFP
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