On the heels of President Trump skipping a meeting with ASEAN leaders, Vice President Joe Biden has pledged $100 million to help Southeast Asia in its fight against terrorism. This is not just about money, Biden said at the signing ceremony in Singapore on Monday. It’s also about our shared commitment to one another.
The Washington Post reports that Biden acknowledged the U.S.’s pivot away from Southeast Asia, which has been exacerbated by President Trump’s decision to skip the summit in favor of a visit with leaders from Japan, South Korea and China. The former vice president said America’s engagement would not be abruptly ended, but instead reformed towards new challenges. Biden has been a vocal critic of the Trump administration’s relationship with Russia and China.
The U.S.’s role in Southeast Asia had been one of its foreign policy priorities for more than 25 years, after President George H.W. Bush launched his outreach program to ASEAN countries in 1989, but that progress was stalled after President Trump announced plans to cancel joint military exercises with South Korea.
We are the world’s oldest continuous democracies, and we share a lot of common values, Biden said on Monday. We have an obligation, all of us, to ensure that our children inherit a better world than the one we did.
Category: Breaking News, Latest News, Life Style, Politics, US News World News, WTF? Pig Farm Animal Pen Sex Crimes! Bizarre Articles, Europe News, South East Asia news, United Kingdom newsTags: ASEAN Summit 2016, ASEAN Summit 2017, Asia news, Australia news, China news, Donald Trump news, Japan news, Joe Biden news, Manila Bulletin Newspaper N/A Location: Asia-Pacific Region Country: Philippines Denomination: Catholicism Description: Manilla Bulletin is an online newspaper published in the Philippines. Publisher: SunStar Publication date: June 30, 1967 (age 50) Retrieved on: September 04, 2017 Copyright Owned by: Sunstar Network
This is a local news paper from Philippines. It’s one of the oldest English language newspapers in the country and also one of two broadsheet English dailies in Manila along with The Philippine Daily Inquirer. It was founded in 1900 by an American journalist, James Franklin Archbold. It’s one of the largest English language newspapers in the Philippines with a daily circulation of 260,000 and the only broadsheet English daily in Manila. The national edition is printed at twelve other printing presses owned by the company.