The statement made no mention of Taiwan
, despite speculation in recent days that Pelosi might be planning to visit the self-governing democracy of
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She said high level meetings will be held in each country to “further advance our shared interests and values, including peace and security, economic growth and trade, la pandemia di Covid-19, la crisi climatica, human rights and democratic governance.”
Pelosi said the delegation had received a briefing from United States Indo-Pacific Command leadership after a fuel stop in Hawaii, where they visited the Pearl Harbor Memorial and the USS Arizona.
Traveling alongside Pelosi as part of the Congressional delegation are Chairman Gregory Meeks (Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee), Chairman Mark Takano (Chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affari), Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, and Congressman Andy Kim.
“Under the strong leadership of President Biden, America is firmly committed to smart, strategic engagement in the region, understanding that a free and flourishing Indo-Pacific is crucial to prosperity in our nation and around the globe,” Ha detto Pelosi.