Pelosi stops in Hawaii and reveals his plans for Asia. But not a word about Taiwan.

According to a statement released by her office on Sunday, Pelosi is leading a congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific and plans to visit places like Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan.

The statement does not mention Taiwandespite rumors in recent days that Pelosi may be planning to visit the self-governing democracy of 24 million.
China The Communist Party, which claims Taiwan as part of its territory despite never controlling it, has warned Pelosi against visiting the island, and US President Joe Biden recently said the US military considers such a trip “not very good.” idea right now. However, American lawmakers on both sides of Washington’s political divide have urged her to leave.

“Today, our congressional delegation travels to the Indo-Pacific to reaffirm America’s strong and unwavering commitment to our allies and friends in the region,” Pelosi said in a statement released by her office.

She said high-level meetings would be held in each country to “further advance our common interests and values, including peace and security, economic growth and trade, the Covid-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, human rights and democratic governance.”

Pelosi said the delegation received a briefing from US Indo-Pacific Command after refueling in Hawaii, where they visited the Pearl Harbor Memorial and the USS Arizona.

Traveling with Pelosi on the Congressional delegation are Chairman Gregory Meeks (Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee), Chairman Mark Takano (Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee), Congressman Susan DelBene, Congressman Raja Krishnamurthy, and Congressman Andy Kim. .

“Under the strong leadership of President Biden, America is firmly committed to prudent strategic engagement in the region, recognizing that a free and prosperous Indo-Pacific is critical to the prosperity of our nation and the world,” Pelosi said.