Obama-era veteran Kurt Campbell to serve as White House Indo-Pacific coordinator By Reuters

© Reuters. Pictured is US Under Secretary of State Kurt Campbell speaking to the media after meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the Tokyo Foreign Ministry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President-elect Joe Biden plans to name Obama administration veteran Kurt Campbell as his White House coordinator for the Indo-Pacific region, a spokeswoman for the Biden transition. Campbell, who served as the top US diplomat for Asia under President Barack Obama and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is considered one of the architects of his “pivot to Asia” strategy, a rebalancing of resources from US region. “I can confirm that Kurt will be the Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific at the NSC,” the transition spokeswoman said, referring to the White House National Security Council.

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