HARRIS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: US VP wraps up trip in Singapore, heading to Vietnam

HARRIS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: US VP wraps up trip in Singapore, heading to Vietnam

u.s vice president kamala harris is wrapping up her trip to singapore and will fly to vietnam today her meeting with singapore’s prime minister lisian long has touched on events in afghanistan lee said he understands the reasons behind the troop withdrawal and what happens next will determine how the us is perceived in the future well let’s go to miuralu in singapore for more miros to tell us about the uh the what the two said on afghanistan and the other highlights of harris’s trip yes yes even though afghanistan was not on the gender of miss kamala singapore and vietnam trip but the u.s facing severe criticism for the handling of its withdrawal from the country the subject situation in afghanistan is overshadowing her first trip in southeast asia mrs harris had to field several questions in fact on afghanistan during a joint press conference with singapore prime minister lisam long on monday she was asked by reporters how the situation there would impact america’s credibility as a reliable partner for its allies at a time when america is already facing criticism for its neglect of this region this morning vice president kamala harris delivered a policy speech on the indo-pacific as an event organized the american embassy in singapore and the lee kuan yew school of public policy but before she began her official speech miss harris again had to address the elephant in the room afghanistan she reinterred what she said yesterday that at the moment the us is laser focused on evacuating americans and afghans who helped america now the key message from this trip though which she has been uh talked about over and over in several occasions is that she’s here to reaffirm america’s commitment to southeast asia and to the indo-pacific she went on to add that the partners and allies here in this part of the world are a top priority for the united states and the indo-pacific is critical to america’s security yesterday afternoon she visited changi naval base where a u.s combat ship uss telstra is currently stationed as evidence of the u.s renewed commitment to singapore and the region the two nations signed several agreements on cyber security climate change public health control space and people-to-people ties vice president harris last public engagement in singapore is a roundtable discussion with businesses leaders and industry partners on supply chain resilience she will then head to vietnam this afternoon where she will be the first sitting u.s vice president in history to visit the country thank you so much for that mirolu in singapore and the next stop for the u.s vice president is vietnam and we’re joined by joe young and hanoi with a preview of that trip joe young what can we expect to see from harris’s journey there well ciao about harry’s visit because of the coveted knighting preventive measures the official have to limit access to the venue but i still follow her schedule firmly and according to the official source she will meet with the vietnamese leaders and the local media focusing on the financial trade between u.s and the kovit knighting vaccines according to the local media in 2021 the u.s remains vietnam’s largest export market and also due to the epidemic in vietnam the vaccine is also the top topic between the two countries and about the pandemic in vietnam vietnam among monday record recorded uh ten thousand two hundred and eighty new local coveted cases it is the fifth day that the local confirmed cases beyond ten thousand and for the local people the biggest news for recent days may not be the trip of paris it is the ministry forces uh have tightened petals to ensure social detensive measures are strictly followed across across kovid knighting epicenter ho chi minh city and the latest demands of the pandemic controlling is stay where you are and for that you can hardly see people walking on the street and in hanoi the destination where harris is heading for all the students can only start the new school year courses online so that’s uh that is all about the latest news in vietnam and whether she will talk about the afghanistan issues and some other topics i will follow it firmly back to you joyang all right
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HARRIS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: US VP wraps up trip in Singapore, heading to Vietnam

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