U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris sought to reassure allies in Asia over Washington's commitment to the region, as she faced a volley of questions on Afghanistan during a visit to Singapore.

During a news briefing on Monday, Harris pointed to a series of agreements reached with Singapore on cybersecurity, climate and public health as evidence the U.S. is committed to honoring agreements with longstanding security partners in the region.

The vice president mentioned that the U.S. was focused on successfully completing the evacuation in Afghanistan, where the Taliban have effectively taken control following 20 years of war with America. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong offered to help the U.S. with the evacuation effort.