US commitment to Asia strong despite Washington crisis: Kerry

AFP , Saturday 5 Oct 2013

John Kerry reconfirms U.S. commitment to Asia after Obama cancels a trip to the region in order to deal with the shutdown crisis at home

The United States' commitment to Asia is as strong as ever, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday after President Barack Obama cancelled his trip to the region due to the crisis in Washington.

"Let me be clear, none of what is happening (in Washington) diminishes one iota our commitment to our partners in Asia," Kerry told journalists at the Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Indonesia's Bali.

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