America's economic outlook is a critical part of advancing an optimistic vision of its partnership with the region, said US Vice-President Kamala Harris on Tuesday (Aug 24).
In a policy speech hosted by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the US Embassy in Singapore at Gardens by the Bay, Ms. Harris said the US economy is growing faster than it has in nearly 40 years, and wages and employment rates in the country are rising.
Ms. Harris reiterated the US' security commitment to the region and its vision of freedom of navigation.
Also In her speech, Ms. Harris stressed the US' interest in strengthening global health security and leading with values, such as respect for human rights at home and abroad.
In this regard, she expressed deep alarm at the military coup in Myanmar and condemned the use of violent repression.
Following the speech and panel discussion, the Vice-President hosted a roundtable with Singapore's Trade and Industry Minister Gan Kim Yong, and private sector leaders on the importance of supply chain resilience, the value of cooperation with allies and partners on supply chains.
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