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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office announced early Sunday morning that she planned to visit at least four Asian countries on her trip to the region, but a stopover in Taiwan was notably missed.
Pelosi leads a congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific region that includes stops in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan. The trip will focus on mutual security, economic partnership and democratic governance in the Indo-Pacific region, his office said in a press release.
“Today, our Congressional delegation travels to the Indo-Pacific to reaffirm America’s strong and unwavering commitment to our allies and friends in the region,” Pelosi said in the statement.
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“In Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, our delegation will hold high-level meetings to discuss how we can advance our common interests and values, including peace and security, economic growth and trade, the COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, human rights and democratic governance,” she continued.
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Pelosi added, “Under the strong leadership of President Biden, America is firmly committed to intelligent strategic engagement in the region, understanding that a free and thriving Indo-Pacific is crucial to the prosperity of our country and the world. “.