Lawrence Wong sworn in as Singaporean PM

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Lawrence Wong sworn in as Singaporean PM

Lawrence Wong took his oath of office as Singapore's fourth Prime Minister at the Istana, the country's presidential palace, on Wednesday, reported Xinhua.

In the inauguration speech, Wong expressed gratitude to Lee Hsien Loong, who served as the prime minister for the past two decades and remains in the new cabinet as a senior minister.

Wong, 51, is the first prime minister of Singapore born after the country's independence in 1965. He said that the handover also signifies a passing of the baton across generations.

Wong said one of his priorities is to identify and bring younger talents in their 30s and 40s to the team, and his leadership style will differ from previous generations.

"We enjoyed unprecedented peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific since the end of the Cold War. Unfortunately, the era is over," Wong stressed while expounding on his external views.

Facing growing conflict, rivalry, protectionism and nationalism, Wong said Singapore will adapt to the changes and continue to be friends with all.

"We value the centrality of ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and its efforts to foster regional cooperation and integration. We hope for stable U.S.-China relations and will continue engaging both powers," he noted.

He also vowed to improve trust within local society, and push the country forward with common purpose and shared resolve.


  1. EmilyGriffin says

    It’s refreshing to see a new generation taking the reins of leadership in Singapore. Lawrence Wong’s focus on bringing in younger talents and adapting to the changing global landscape is crucial for the country’s future success.

  2. CharlotteSmith says

    As an observer of Singaporean politics, it’s refreshing to see Lawrence Wong taking the helm as the new Prime Minister. His emphasis on bringing in younger talents and adapting to the changing global landscape shows a promising direction for the country’s future.

  3. EmilySmith says

    Is Lawrence Wong planning on implementing any new policies to address the changing geopolitical landscape mentioned in the article?

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