The United States plans to invest $113 million in energy, technology, and infrastracture in the Indo-Pacific.
According to the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this is part of a grand scheme to get in good grace with the countries in that region. He will be visiting Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
Pompeo boldly told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, “These funds represent just a down payment on a new era in U.S. economic commitment to peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.”
Amidst the trade friction with China and issues in the South China Sea, Pompeo also warned that the U.S. will “oppose any country” that works to dominate the Indo-Pacific region.