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Blinken Heads to Southeast Asia and Africa With an Eye on Russia, Not China

(L-R) Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Koichi Hagiuda speaks alongside Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo listen during a joint news conference at the US-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee (EPCC) meeting at the State Department in Washington, DC, on July 29, 2022. TOM BRENNER / POOL / AFP

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken will begin a nine-day, five-nation tour in Asia and Africa on Tuesday, with the first stop in Cambodia for two days of ASEAN meetings with Southeast Asian foreign ministers. He’ll then head to the Philippines before departing for Africa later in the week.

The Secretary’s African visit will only be the second in his tenure and will include stops in South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda.

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