‘US WON’T PIVOT FROM ASIA’

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

WASH­ING­TON: The United States will not end up turn­ing away from Asia in com­ing years, a top US mil­i­tary of­fi­cial said yes­ter­day, as Don­ald Trump’s White House win kept re­gional al­lies fret­ting. The US pres­i­dent-elect sounded fairly iso­la­tion­ist on the cam­paign trail; in con­trast, Pres­i­dent Barack Obama, who grew up partly in In­done­sia, made the re­gion a pri­or­ity. “I have no doubt that we will con­tinue our stead­fast com­mit­ment to our al­lies and part­ners in the Indo Asia Pa­cific,” US Pa­cific Com­mand head Ad­mi­ral Harry Har­ris said. “I be­lieve that our na­tion re­main the se­cu­rity part­ner of choice in the re­gion.” – AFP

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