On Monday, Kamala Harris (Vice President of the United States) stated that America should keep its concentration on withdrawing U.S. people and other susceptible Afghans from Afghanistan. Harris said the United States should not divert its focus by questioning what happened in the chaotic American escape from Afghanistan.
In Singapore, at a news session, Kamala Harris constantly refused to engage when news reporters asked what she felt should be done differently in the evacuation.
She described that there is no question there should be and will be a strong analysis of what has occurred, but at this time, there is no question that their focus has to be on withdrawing U.S. inhabitants, vulnerable Afghans who served America, including children and women.
Vice President took questions along with Lee Hsien Loong (Prime Minister of Singapore) when both had a meeting for around 2 hours to negotiate issues such as Coronavirus response, cybersecurity, and supply chain cooperation. Moreover, the news session was dominated by Afghanistan as disordered American evacuation emerged fears about commitments of the U.S. to its members across the world.
American Vice President’s tour to Vietnam and Singapore this week is seen when the first real examination of the current administration’s capability to comfort the main coalition of its resolve.
Prime Minister Lee showed his support for America
Lee Hsien Loong provided his nation’s support for the American decision to evacuate Afghanistan and described that his country is thankful for America’s struggles to go against terrorism in Afghanistan. He even offered America the use of his country’s Air Force’s carrier to assist the withdrawal, and explained that his nation is now seeing what the United States does next.
He described that what matters is how America repositions itself in the Asia Pacific, links the wider area, and continues to battle against terrorism in Afghanistan because it will control the perceptions of the nations of the of America’s global priorities and of its tactical intentions.
Vice President’s Southeast Asian tour, which took her to Singapore and after this to Vietnam this week, is intended to broadening collaboration with both countries to provide a counterweight to Beijing’s emerging influence in the area.