Myanmar, climate and economy on agenda for U.S. VP Harris in Asia

November 17, 2022 - 9:53 AM
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U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, next to Lt. General Ricky N. Rupp, Commander, U.S. Air Force Japan, waves at Yokota Air Base, near Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2022. (Reuters/Leah Millis/Pool)

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will discuss Myanmar, regional security, economic ties and the climate crisis during a trip to Asia that starts this week, according to a senior administration official.

Harris is expected to meet with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Saturday in Bangkok and on Monday she will sit down with Philippines leader Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the U.S. official said on Tuesday.

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—Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt, David Brunnstrom and Chris Gallagher; Editing by Leslie Adler