US To Unveil New Measures At ASEAN Summit To Support Open Indo-Pacific Region - Pence

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US to Unveil New Measures at ASEAN Summit to Support Open Indo-Pacific Region - Pence

The United States will unveil next month during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summits new measures to support an open Indo-Pacific region, US Vice President Mike Pence said during a speech at the Hudson Institute on Thursday.

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 04th October, 2018) The United States will unveil next month during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summits new measures to support an open Indo-Pacific region, US Vice President Mike Pence said during a speech at the Hudson Institute on Thursday.

"And next month, it will be my privilege to represent the United States in Singapore and Papua New Guinea, at ASEAN and APEC," Pence said. "There, we will unveil new measures and programs to support a free and open Indo-Pacific.

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Pence pointed out he will affirm during the summits that the US commitment to the Indo-Pacific region has never been stronger.

The US vice president will travel to Singapore and Papua New Guinea in November for the ASEAN Summit, the East Asia Summit and the APWC gathering.

Pence said he plans to meet with allies and partners during all three events in order to advance the region's security and prosperity.

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