The Speaker of the US House of Representatives will visit Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan.
< p>July 31, the House of Representatives of the US Congress published an official press release dedicated to the visits of Speaker Nancy Pelosi as part of the American delegation to the countries of the Indo-Pacific region. The document says that Pelosi will visit Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, but there is no information about her visit to Taiwan.
The purpose of the visit of the American delegation, headed by Pelosi, is to discuss the topics of mutual security and economic cooperation between the United States and these countries.
“Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan will have high-level meetings where we want to discuss our common interests and values, including security, economic growth and trade, the climate crisis, and human rights. A free and prosperous Indo-Pacific the region is critical to the prosperity of our country and the world,” Pelosi said.
According to Pelosi, after landing in Hawaii and refueling the aircraft, the delegation visited the memorial to the American battleship Arizona at Pearl Harbor, which sank during the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack during World War II.
“I am honored to lead this delegation, which includes chairs of committees and subcommittees of the US House of Representatives. We look forward to productive meetings, as a result of which we will promote American values and interests to strengthen partnerships in this region,” Pelosi said.
As Focus already wrote, China stepped up artillery and aircraft due to a possible visit by Pelosi to Taiwan. Before starting her tour of Asia, Nancy Pelosi did not confirm the information spread by the US media that her delegation was planning to visit Taiwan. Nevertheless, the speaker of the House of Representatives said that the United States should show its support for Taiwan.
China considers Taiwan its territory, and the intensification of the movement of military equipment could be a kind of signal to the United States.
According to the New York Post, a Chinese government spokesman posted on Twitter that China could retaliate militarily if US warplanes escort Pelosi on board during her proposed visit to Taiwan. This post was later deleted. According to the official version, due to the blocking of the entire account of the Chinese official.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has already threatened the US with “decisive steps” if Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan, but as Focus already wrote, the US said they do not see China's impending military activity against Taiwan .