US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to visit Singapore from Aug 1 as part of Asia trip
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will lead a congressional delegation on a trip to Asia, with stops in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan.
SINGAPORE: US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi will arrive in Singapore on Monday (Aug 1) for a two-day visit, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) confirmed on Sunday.
Ms Pelosi is leading a six-member congressional delegation on a trip to Asia, which will also include stops in Japan, Malaysia and South Korea.
During the trip in Singapore, the delegation will call on President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and meet with a number of Cabinet Ministers.
In a tweet on Sunday, Ms Pelosi said the aim of her trip was to "reaffirm America's unshakeable commitment to our allies and friends in the region".
"In Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, we'll hold high-level meetings to discuss how we can further our shared interests and values," she said.
These include peace and security, economic growth and trade, the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, human rights and democratic governance, she added.
A press release issued by Ms Pelosi's office on Sunday said the trip "will focus on mutual security, economic partnership and democratic governance in the Indo-Pacific region".
Ms Pelosi said her delegation is looking forward to "productive meetings that will continue to inform Congress’s work to advance our values and interests and strengthen our partnerships in the region".
The members of the delegation include:
- Chairman Gregory Meeks, Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
- Chairman Mark Takano, Chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
- Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, Vice Chair, House Ways and Means Committee
- Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform
- Congressman Andy Kim, Member of the House Armed Services Committee; Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee