House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office announced early Sunday that she plans to visit at least four Asian countries during her trip to the region, but a stop in Taiwan was notably left out.
Pelosi is leading a congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific region that includes stops in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan. The visit will focus on mutual security, economic partnership and democratic governance in the Indo-Pacific region, her office said in a press release.
“Today, our congressional delegation is traveling to the Indo-Pacific to reaffirm America’s strong and unwavering commitment to our allies and friends in the region,” Pelosi said in the release.
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“In Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, our delegation will hold high-level meetings to discuss how we can further advance our shared interests and values, including peace and security, economic growth and trade, the COVID-19 pandemic, climate, crisis, human rights and democracy. regime,” she continued.
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Pelosi added, “Under President Biden’s strong leadership, America is committed to smart, strategic engagement in the region, understanding that a free and prosperous Indo-Pacific is critical to prosperity for our nation and the world.”