Pence in Asia to Highlight US Commitment

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence heads to Singapore Tuesday for regional summits during which he will highlight the Trump administration’s commitment to keeping the Indo-Pacific region free and open, but where leaders will be watching closely what he will actually offer, both on security as well as trade and investment. Fulfilling a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” In a briefing to reporters, a senior administration official said the vice president’s visit to the region will unveil “concrete, substantive initiatives” to fulfill the “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” strategy outlined by President Donald Trump in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, last year. The strategy focuses on achieving free markets and freedom of navigation in the region, and replaces the Obama-era “pivot to Asia,” a strategic “re-balancing” of U.S. interests from Europe and the Middle East. Since President Trump pulled out of the centerpiece of that strategy, the... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Pence in Asia to Highlight US Commitment, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'VOA NEWS'. Thank you Pence in Asia to Highlight US Commitment


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