Vice President Pence’s trip to Asia
Vice President Mike Pence is in Asia this week, representing the United States in a series of key summits throughout the region. His mission is simple: advance President Trump’s vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
“The United States seeks collaboration, not control,” the Vice President wrote in The Washington Post before departing. “We seek an Indo-Pacific — from the United States to India, from Japan to Australia, and everywhere in between — where sovereignty is respected, where commerce flows unhindered and where independent nations are masters of their own destinies.”
On North Korea, the Vice President was clear. “The pressure campaign will continue, and the sanctions will remain in full force, until we achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization,” he said in a joint press statement alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “The United States, Japan, and the world will accept nothing less.”
1 minute highlight: Vice President Pence’s joint statement with Prime Minister Abe