Vice President Kamala Harris vowed “enduring engagement” in Asia on Monday, providing reassurances of Washington’s dedication to the area following the US’ withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban takeover.
“Our administration is dedicated to enduring engagement in Singapore, into Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific,” Harris stated on a go to to Singapore, simply days after the hardline Islamists seized energy in Kabul.
“The explanation I’m right here is as a result of the US is a worldwide chief, and we take that function critically.”
The Taliban’s swift return to energy, and determined scenes of individuals attempting to flee, have solid one other shadow over the US’ standing as a superpower.
Harris arrived in Singapore Sunday for the week-long journey to Asia, which additionally features a cease in Vietnam.
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