Right now we are singularly focused on evacuating American citizens, Afghans ... We have a responsibility and we feel a deep commitment to making sure that folks who helped us are safe. — Vice President Kamala Harris
Right now we are singularly focused on evacuating American citizens, Afghans ... We have a responsibility and we feel a deep commitment to making sure that folks who helped us are safe. — Vice President Kamala Harris

The U.S. intervention has stopped terrorist groups from using Afghanistan as a safe base for 20 years. For this, Singapore is grateful. We hope Afghanistan does not become an epicenter for terrorism. — Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
The U.S. intervention has stopped terrorist groups from using Afghanistan as a safe base for 20 years. For this, Singapore is grateful. We hope Afghanistan does not become an epicenter for terrorism. — Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Kamala Harris says the U.S. is ‘singularly focused’ on evacuating Americans and Afghan allies
  • Vice President Kamala Harris spoke to reporters during a joint press conference with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
  • The two leaders had an earlier meeting where they discussed a broad range of topics — from supply chain issues to climate change and tackling the global health crisis brought about by the pandemic.
  • Harris is due to travel to Vietnam on Tuesday before departing the region on Thursday. Her Southeast Asia visit comes as tensions between the U.S. and China continue to rise.
The United States’ primary focus in Afghanistan right now is to evacuate American citizens, Afghan allies and vulnerable groups following the Taliban’s return to power, Vice President Kamala Harris said Monday.

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.

“Right now we are singularly focused on evacuating American citizens, Afghans who worked with us and Afghans who are vulnerable, including women and children,” Harris said, responding to a reporter’s question on U.S. efforts in Afghanistan.

“We have a responsibility and we feel a deep commitment to making sure that folks who helped us are safe,” Harris added, saying that there should be a “robust analysis of what happened” later.


... Singapore Prime Minister Lee told reporters that the Biden administration inherited an “extremely difficult” situation and that the city-state understands the reasons behind the troop withdrawal.

“The U.S. intervention has stopped terrorist groups from using Afghanistan as a safe base for 20 years,” Lee said. “For this, Singapore is grateful.”

“We hope Afghanistan does not become an epicenter for terrorism,” he added.
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