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奧巴馬:李光耀是歷史上真正的巨人

2015/3/23 — 8:42

美國總統奧巴馬2009年與李光耀會面(白宮截圖)

美國總統奧巴馬2009年與李光耀會面(白宮截圖)

美國總統奧巴馬發表聲明,對李光耀逝世表示哀悼。他讚揚李光耀是「歷史上真正的巨人(true giant of history)」,認為他具有智慧,是亞洲事務出色的戰略家。奧巴馬提到,2009年他到訪新加坡與李光耀的會面,對制定美國「重回亞太」的外交政策,極之重要。

奧巴馬聲明全文:

I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Singapore’s Minister Mentor, Lee Kuan Yew.  On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I offer our deepest condolences to the Lee family and join the people of Singapore in mourning the loss of this remarkable man.

A visionary who led his country from Singapore’s independence in 1965 to build one of the most prosperous countries in the world today, he was a devoted public servant and a remarkable leader.

Minister Mentor Lee’s views and insights on Asian dynamics and economic management were respected by many around the world, and no small number of this and past generations of world leaders have sought his advice on governance and development.  I personally appreciated his wisdom, including our discussions during my trip to Singapore in 2009, which were hugely important in helping me formulate our policy of rebalancing to the Asia Pacific.

He was a true giant of history who will be remembered for generations to come as the father of modern Singapore and as one the great strategists of Asian affairs.

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美國前總統喬治布殊亦讚揚,李光耀作為開國之父,改變了國家,幫助其他東盟地區邁進現代。喬治布殊指出,李光耀創立國家,對穩定繁榮有影響力的國家,是美國的朋友。

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