Vice President Mike Pence and US-Asia Pacific Relations

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Coordinator: Sarah Wang. For methodology, click here.

This resource will track statements, developments, visits and other interactions in US-Asia Pacific relations given or undertaken by Vice President Mike Pence. 

To view quotations, debriefs of interactions with Asia Pacific leaders, and media sorted by topic, scroll down or use the links below. 

Travel to Asia Pacific Countries  Asia Pacific Leaders Asia Pacific Allies & Partners
China/Taiwan Human Rights & Democracy North Korea
South China Sea Southeast Asia/ASEAN  Summits - APEC, East Asia (EAS), & US-ASEAN  
Trade & Investment    

To view the positions of President Trump, Vice President Pence, Secretary of Defense Mattis, Secretary of Commerce Ross, and Secretary of State Tillerson on various issues in US-Asia Pacific relations, click here. 

To view quotations, interviews, and policy documents given by and interactions with Asia Pacific leaders undertaken by President Trump, Secretary of Defense Mattis, Secretary of Commerce Ross, and Secretary of State Tillerson use the links below. 

President Donald J. Trump Secretary of Defense James Mattis Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Jr.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson    

To examine Asian reactions to ongoing developments in US-Asia relations and the US 2016 Presidential election, click here.

To explore previous quotations, views on Asia Pacific issues, and other connections to Asia from President Trump, Vice President  Pence, and other candidates in the 2016 Presidential Election, click here. 

Travel to Asia Pacific Countries

Has not yet traveled to the Asia Pacific region.

Asia Pacific Leaders

  • On February 21, 2017 Vice President Pence met with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to reaffirm the strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Australia. 
  • On February 10, 2017 Vice President Pence met with Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso at the White House. They reaffirmed their commitments to strengthening security and economic ties between their two countries.
  • On January 26, 2017, Vice President Pence had a short phone call with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to discuss US-Australia relations. 

Asia Pacific Allies & Partners

  • On February 21, 2017 Vice President Pence met with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to reaffirm the strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Australia. 
  •  On February 10, 2017 Vice President Pence met with Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso at the White House. They reaffirmed their commitments to strengthening security and economic ties between their two countries. 

China/Taiwan

 

Human Rights & Democracy 

 

North Korea

 

South China Sea 

 

Southeast Asia/ASEAN

 

Summits - APEC, East Asia (EAS), & US-ASEAN

 

Trade & Investment

  • On February 10, 2017 Vice President Pence met with Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso at the White House. They reaffirmed their commitments to strengthening security and economic ties between their two countries.

 

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Methodology: Policy materials and quotations from Vice President Mike Pence are limited to after November 9, 2016 when he was formally elected as the 48th Vice President of the United States. Should any quotations before the period be deemed relevant they will be indicated by an asterisk (*) after the date. In all cases, these additional quotations were made within the year prior to the start of the Trump Administration. Flag icons that indicate which countries members of the Trump administration have traveled to are provided by Freepik, accessed through www.flaticon.com.

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