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Blinken vows stronger ASEAN ties in face of 'aggressive' Beijing

Top diplomat says U.S. will find ways to 'knit' allies and partners together

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers a speech at the University of Indonesia near Jakarta on Tuesday. (Screenshot from Youtube)

JAKARTA -- U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday vowed Washington will strengthen its ties with Southeast Asian countries and bolster security in the Indo-Pacific along with its allies, while slamming Beijing's "aggressive actions" in the region.

He said the U.S. will "close the gap on infrastructure," build "secure and reliable internet access" and "adopt a strategy that more closely weaves together" its military capabilities with those of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific.

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