Nancy Pelosi in Asia: 5 members of the Congressional delegation
- Nancy Pelosi arrived in Singapore on early Monday
- Pelosi's possible trip to Taiwan has sparked tensions between US and China
- All members of the delegation are Democrats
Nancy Pelosi, the US House of Representatives Speaker, is on a trip to the Indo-Pacific. In a press release, Pelosi announced that she will be travelling along with a Congressional delegation, which will consist of five lawmakers of the United States.
According to the press release, the delegation will include:
-Mark Takano, a member of the Democratic party, is a lawmaker from California. Takano is also the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
-Gregory Meeks, a Democrat from New York, is one of the top executives in the delegation after Pelosi. He is the head of the house foreign affairs committee.
-Raja Krishnamoorthi, a Democrat from Illinois, sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He also leads the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
-Suzan DelBene, a Democrat from Washington, is also part of the committee. She is the vice chair of the House Ways and Means Committee.
-Andy Kim, a Democrat from New Jersey, is a part of the Congressional delegation. He is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The Congressional delegation, including Pelosi, arrived in Singapore on early Monday. The trip to Indo-Pacific has sparked tensions between the United States and China, with both countries exchanging warnings over Taiwan.
In a statement over the weekend, Pelosi said she will also visit Malaysia, South Korea and Japan to discuss trade, the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, security and “democratic governance.”
US and Taiwan have maintained informal relations since 1979, after Washington DC switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing. While many US lawmakers oppose Pelosi's possible visit to Taiwan, the Democratic lawmaker has not officially announced her plans. Her official schedule does not include a trip to Taiwan.