The Secretary of state Pompeo called the move the “first installment” in a new era of engagement with the region
The United States has made 113 million dollars in technological, energy and infrastructure initiatives in the Indo-Pacific region in the framework of the new strategy to strengthen ties with the region, said on Monday the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo ahead of the trip to Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
“These funds are a down payment in favor of a new era of economic engagement of the US in ensuring peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region,” said Pompeo, speaking at the U.S. chamber of Commerce.
According to Pompeo, the United States will “oppose any country”, which tries to dominate over the region. In all likelihood, this warning was addressed to Beijing against the backdrop of escalating trade disputes and tensions in the South China sea.