Lloyd Austin said he expects this important work to continue.
Retired General Lloyd Austin, a candidate for the Pentagon’s post, if approved, intends to work to strengthen US ties with allies. He said this on Wednesday at a press conference in Wilmington (Delaware).
Austin expressed confidence that “America is strong when it acts together with its allies.” “For many years, I have worked for hand in hand with our fellow diplomats and partners around the world and have seen what we can achieve together. If I am confirmed [in office], I expect to continue this important work,” he said.
Earlier on Tuesday, Joseph Biden, who is considered the President-elect, said that he threw out Austin as a candidate for the post of US Secretary of Defense.