Fwd: Vice President Mike Pence to visit Japan, Singapore, Australia, and Papua New Guinea

[image: The White House]
Office of the Vice President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2018

*VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TO VISIT JAPAN, SINGAPORE, AUSTRALIA, AND PAPUA
NEW GUINEA*

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Japan, Singapore, Australia, and
Papua New Guinea from November 11 to 18 on behalf of President Donald
Trump. The Vice President will represent the President at the U.S.-ASEAN
Summit and the East Asia Summit in Singapore as well as the Asia Pacific
Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Papua New Guinea. Vice President
Pence will also participate in meetings with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo
Abe, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, India’s Prime Minister
Narendra Modi, Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, and
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, in addition to other bilateral
meetings. National Security Advisor John Bolton will join the Vice
President for the U.S.-ASEAN Summit and East Asia Summit in Singapore and
APEC meetings in Papua New Guinea.

“The Vice President is honored to represent President Donald Trump at the
U.S.-ASEAN Summit and APEC next week, where he will highlight American
leadership in the region and reaffirm our commitment to freedom, economic
prosperity, and security in the Indo-Pacific,” Alyssa Farah, Press
Secretary for the Vice President said. “This will be Vice President Pence’s
third trip to the region as Vice President and he will reaffirm the
President’s commitment to the final, fully verified denuclearization of the
Korean Peninsula. He will also deliver the message that authoritarianism,
aggression, and the disregard for other nations’ sovereignty by any nation
in the Indo-Pacific will not be tolerated by the United States.”