Vice President Harris’ Trip to Singapore Displays Respected Leadership At Home And Abroad

Today, on the first day of her second foreign trip, Vice President Kamala Harris was off to a successful start as she highlighted the United States’ commitment to strengthening our alliances and working with our partners to tackle key challenges, including evacuation efforts in Afghanistan. Thanks to the leadership of President Biden and Vice President Harris, the United States is once again respected and leading on the world stage.

Vice President Harris is hard at work rebuilding our alliances and restoring America’s leadership on the world stage.

Associated Press: “Harris’ visit to Singapore and Vietnam this week is seen as the first real test of the Biden administration’s ability to reassure key allies of its resolve.”

Washington Post: “‘The reason I am here is because the United States is a global leader, and we take that role seriously,’ Harris said at a news conference with Lee. The initiatives, she added, ‘speak, I believe, volumes in terms of the integrity of the relationships the United States has around the world.’”

Vice President Harris is working with our partners to counter China’s influence and tackle key issues, including climate change, cybersecurity, and the pandemic.

NBC News: “Harris in Singapore as U.S. tries to counter China’s influence”

CNBC: “Harris spoke to reporters during a joint press conference with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong following an earlier meeting where the two leaders discussed a broad range of topics — from supply chain issues to climate change and tackling the global health crisis brought about by the pandemic.”

Washington Post: “In a meeting that lasted more than an hour, the two discussed deepening economic engagement, shoring up supply chains, the launch of a new climate partnership between the United States and Singapore, expanded cybersecurity cooperation and other matters.”

Vice President Harris continues to remain focused on Afghanistan and is working with our partners to assist in evacuation efforts.

Associated Press: “Prime Minister Lee offered his country’s support for the U.S. decision to withdraw, however, and said Singapore was ‘grateful’ for the U.S. efforts to combat terrorism in Afghanistan.”

Newsweek: “Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday spoke at a news conference with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who offered the U.S. some military transport planes to help with evacuation efforts in Afghanistan, the Associated Press reported. Harris emphasized that the U.S. must focus on evacuating Americans and Afghans whose safety is at risk. Lee expressed support for the U.S. withdrawal and offered help from the Singapore Air Force’s transport aircraft.”