Vice President Harris Meets with Asian Leaders

She adds tour of Korea DMZ to her trip. 

Vice President Kamala Harris had several meetings on Tuesday with Asian leaders, in which she emphasized America’s commitment to regional security. She met with South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, wherein they discussed South Korea’s complaints about the Inflation Reduction Act, which makes electric cars built outside of North America ineligible for government subsidies. Further consultations are expected. 

Security concerns have dominated the vice president’s public remarks during her meetings in Tokyo where she attended the state funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated in July. 

She also met with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, telling him their countries share a “common goal and bond as it relates to our dedication to peace and security.” 

The White House disclosed that she would visit the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas. An official said the vice president would tour the border area between South and North Korea on Thursday, at the end of her Asian trip. Her visit comes amid persistent concerns about North Korea’s missile and nuclear program. 

The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Vice President Harris “will tour sites at the DMZ, meet with service members and receive an operational briefing from U.S. commanders.” 

She will also “reflect on the shared sacrifice of tens of thousands of American and Korean soldiers who fought and died together” in the war that divided the peninsula seven decades ago. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the vice president’s safety as she travels and meets with Asian leaders.
  • For discernment for Vice President Harris and the prime ministers as they discuss tensions with China and North Korea.
  • For the security of the vice president and her entourage as they plan to visit the DMZ.

Sources: Newsmax, Washington Post 


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