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US V-P Pence to meet PM Modi during four-nation trip next week: White House

Pence will also participate in meetings with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Singapore premier Lee Hsien Loong and others

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Mike Pence (Photo:Wikipedia)
Mike Pence (Photo:Wikipedia)

US Vice would meet during his four-nation trip next week, during which he will also attend the US-and the Summit in Singapore, the has said.

Generally the summit is attended by US However, this time Pence would be representing the country at the request of

Pence will travel to Japan, Singapore, Australia, and between November 11 and 18 to attend the US-and the Summit in as well as the (APEC) meetings in

Pence will also participate in meetings with Japan's Shinzo Abe, premier Lee Hsien Loong, India's Narendra Modi, Papua New Guinea's Peter O'Neill, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, in addition to other bilateral meetings, the said.

will join Pence for the US-and Summit in and APEC meetings in

"The is honoured to represent President at the US-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, for the said.

This will be Pence's third trip to the region as the Vice President and he will reaffirm President Trump's commitment to the final, fully verified denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, she said.

"He will also deliver the message that authoritarianism, aggression, and the disregard for other nations' sovereignty by any nation in the will not be tolerated by the United States," Farah said.

First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 06:05 IST