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Corrected: U.S. pledges nearly $300 million security funding for Indo-Pacific region

Firstpost Monday, 6 August 2018
(Corrects headline and first paragraph to make clear funding is for broader Indo-Pacific region, not just Southeast Asia) SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged on Saturday to provide nearly $300 million in new security funding for the Indo-Pacific region, as China forges ahead with plans to bolster its engagement in the region. Pompeo unveiled the figure to reporters on the sidelines of a meeting of foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other officials from around the world in Singapore.
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