Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper travels to Singapore February 10-12, 2020, where he will join a delegation of senior U.S. officials for the Singapore Air Show.
Assistant Secretary Cooper will hold consultations on defense trade issues with senior civilian and military officials from Singapore and countries around the globe, meet with industry executives, and join other senior U.S. government officials from the Department of Commerce and Department of Defense to promote and advocate for more than 150 U.S. companies exhibiting the latest aerospace and defense technologies.
U.S. aerospace and defense industries contribute almost a trillion dollars annually to our economy and support the creation of U.S. jobs. The unparalleled quality of U.S. defense products and services and the robust diplomatic and defense partnerships that come with buying American make the United States the clear global security partner of choice. In line with the National Security Strategy and the President Trump’s Conventional Arms Transfer Implementation Plan, when we enable our allies and partners to more easily obtain appropriate American defense articles and services, we improve our security in a manner that advances U.S. economic security at home.