Blinken calls on Beijing to end 'offensive' in Indo-Pacific region
He assured that Washington and its allies will push the military junta in Myanmar to end the violence, release political prisoners and allow democracy to be restored.
The head of the US diplomacy, Anthony Blinken, called on China from Jakarta on Tuesday to stop "aggressive actions" in the Indo-Pacific region, during his speech on the occasion of his first tour in Southeast Asia.
"We are committed to guaranteeing freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, where Beijing's aggression threatens to trade more than $ 3 trillion a year," Blinken said in a speech at the University. of Indonesia.
The US Secretary of State reiterated that the US will advance its goal of keeping the Indo-Pacific region "free and open" and deepen its alliances with Japan, Australia, Thailand and the Philippines. It is in the interest of everyone in the region to avoid coercion and intimidation by making another indirect reference to China.
The head of the State Department also assured, among other things, that Washington and its allies will press the military junta in Myanmar to end the violence, release the political prisoners and allow the restoration of democracy.