Kamala Harris to become the first US Vice President to visit Vietnam

US Vice President Kamala is set to visit Vietnam and Singapore next month to form an international coalition to curb China’s growing influence. With this trip, Harris will become the first U.S vice president to visit Vietnam. 

Spokesperson Symone Sanders told Reuters that Harris will discuss regional security, the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change during the visit. 

“President Biden and Vice President Harris have made it a top priority to rebuild our global partnerships and keep our nation secure, and this upcoming visit continues that work,” the White House said in a statement.

According to Reuters, China’s growing influence is a top concern of the Biden administration. Recently, Biden referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as being “deadly earnest about becoming the most powerful military force in the world, as well as the largest and most prominent economy in the world by the mid-40s, the 2040s.”