Pelosi confirms that he is in travel to Asia

The speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi confirmed yesterday to be in trip to Asia, without referring to a possible visit to Taiwan which could cause further tensions in relations between China and the United States.

“I am leading a congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific to reaffirm America’s commitment to our allies and friends in the region,” Pelosi said. in a note.

The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that Pelosi and her accompanying delegation will visit on 1 and 2 August, explaining that during which she will meet President Halimah Yacoub and Prime Minister Lee Sian Long.

The chairman of the US House of Representatives, the third oldest figure in the US administration, remains ambiguous about a possible visit to Taiwan for security reasons. And Pelosi’s visit, if it happens, will not be the first.

Republican Newt Gingrich, then Speaker of the House of Representatives, visited Taiwan in 1997 and Beijing’s reaction was relatively mild.

Pelosi was often a public critic of China, befriended the Dalai Lama and angered Beijing in 1991 when he visited by displaying a banner in Tiananmen Square in honor of the pro-democracy protesters killed there two years earlier.