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Pelosi stops in Hawaii and reveals her Asia plans. But no mention of Taiwan

Hong Kong

US Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi is heading to Asia for a tour of the area after touchdown in Hawaii, the place she visited the Pearl Harbor Memorial and the USS Arizona.

Pelosi is main a Congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific and plans to go to locations together with Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, based on a press release launched by her workplace on Sunday.

The assertion made no point out of Taiwan, regardless of hypothesis in current days that Pelosi may be planning to go to the self-governing democracy of 24 million folks.

China’s Communist Occasion, which claims Taiwan as a part of its territory – regardless of by no means having managed it – has warned towards Pelosi visiting the island, and US President Joe Biden not too long ago let slip that the US army thinks such a visit could be “not a good suggestion proper now”. Nonetheless, US lawmakers on each side of Washington’s political divide have urged her to go.

“In the present day, our Congressional delegation travels to the Indo-Pacific to reaffirm America’s sturdy and unshakeable dedication to our allies and associates within the area,” Pelosi stated within the assertion launched by her workplace.

She stated excessive stage conferences might be held in every nation to “additional advance our shared pursuits and values, together with peace and safety, financial development and commerce, the Covid-19 pandemic, the local weather disaster, human rights and democratic governance.”

Pelosi stated the delegation had acquired a briefing from United States Indo-Pacific Command management after a gas cease in Hawaii, the place they visited the Pearl Harbor Memorial and the USS Arizona.

Touring alongside Pelosi as a part of the Congressional delegation are Chairman Gregory Meeks (Chair of the Home Overseas Affairs Committee), Chairman Mark Takano (Chair of the Home Committee on Veterans’ Affairs), Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, and Congressman Andy Kim.

“Underneath the sturdy management of President Biden, America is firmly dedicated to sensible, strategic engagement within the area, understanding {that a} free and flourishing Indo-Pacific is essential to prosperity in our nation and across the globe,” Pelosi stated.

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