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US emphasizes partnership with Indo-Pacific as ‘top priority’ | Source: Yeni Safak

US Vice President Kamala Harris

US Vice President Kamala Harris said that Washington’s partnerships with Southeast Asian and Indo-Pacific countries would be a top priority. Addressing the issue of maritime security, Harris said China continues to coerce, intimidate, and claim vast swathes of the South China Sea, and assure that “The United States stands with our allies and partners in the face of these threats.”

Source: Yeni Safak


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Harris hopes to use Asia trip to counter China’s influence in region | Source: Washington Examiner

Vice President Kamala Harris will discuss pressing security issues with leaders in southeast Asia, undertaking a sensitive messaging role for the Biden administration as it steps up efforts to counter China’s influence in the region. Another focus will be on partnerships, including economic ties between the United States, Southeast Asia, and members of the ASEAN union, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Source: Washington Examiner


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