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Kamala Harris to visit DMZ on Thursday as tensions rattle region

The trip on Thursday will focus the world's attention on the vice president, who has sought to burnish both US influence -- and her own foreign policy credentials

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Nancy Cook and Justin Sink | Bloomberg
Vice President Kamala Harris is planning a trip to the Demilitarized Zone dividing the Republic of Korea and North Korea, in a high-stakes visit that comes as the US is confronting fresh provocations from Pyongyang while seeking to reassure regional allies concerned by deteriorating relations between Washington and Beijing.
 
The trip on Thursday will focus the world’s attention on the vice president, who has sought to burnish both US influence -- and her own foreign policy credentials -- with a trip through Asia emphasizing the Biden administration’s commitment to the region’s security.

Harris will become the first senior White House official

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First Published: Sep 27 2022 | 6:43 PM IST

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