US has ‘enduring’ interests in Asia-Pacific

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter and Japan's Defense Minister Inada shake hands before their meeting at the Defense Ministry in TokyoU.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday the United States has “enduring” interests in the Asia-Pacific region and is working towards an orderly handover to the administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Carter is in Japan to try to soothe anxieties caused by the victory of Trump, who has called for allies to pay more to sustain U.S. forces, or face their possible withdrawal. (Courtesy Reuters)

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