United States President Joe Biden is an old friend of Singapore, Asean and Asia. He knows this region well and has a personal relationship with many of its leaders. His eight years as the US vice-president and the many more years as a member of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee have prepared him well for his new responsibility.
The appointment of such experienced and respected individuals as Mr Antony Blinken, Mr Kurt Campbell, Mr John Kerry and Mr Jake Sullivan to high positions in his administration has been well received.
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