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Harris Looks to Assure U.S. Allies Over Chaotic Afghan Exit

  • Faces a barrage of questions on Afghanistan while in Singapore
  • U.S., Singapore launch supply chain, climate dialogues
US Vice President Kamala Harris and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during a welcome ceremony in Singapore.
US Vice President Kamala Harris and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during a welcome ceremony in Singapore.Photogapher: EVELYN HOCKSTEIN/ POOL/AFP/Getty Images
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Vice President Kamala Harris sought to reassure U.S. allies in Asia over its commitment to the region, as she faced a volley of questions on Afghanistan during a visit to Singapore. 

During a press briefing on Monday, Harris pointed to a series of agreements reached with Singapore on cybersecurity, climate and public health as evidence the U.S. is committed to honoring agreements with longstanding security partners in the region.