US Secretary of State John Kerry tried Thursday to reassure Asian leaders that Washington would end its political stalemate, after China voiced concern about a possible US debt default.
The spectre of a calamitous default emerged as a major issue at an annual Asian summit in Brunei, held in the absence of President Barack Obama after he was forced to stay home due to the US government shutdown.
US Secretary of State John Kerry included Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in his round of talks trying to dampen fears of a US debt default during the 8th East Asia Summit, at the 23rd Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in Bandar Seri Begawan Thursday. (AFP photo)
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