MR. PENCE ON THE MOVE
Things are about to get very busy for Vice President Mike Pence. Accompanied by his wife, Karen, and two daughters Charlotte and Audrey, Mr. Pence departs Saturday on a major 10-day tour which includes stops in South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, and Hawaii.
The trip will “emphasize President Trump’s continued commitment to U.S. alliances and partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region, highlight the administration’s economic agenda, and underscore America’s unwavering support for our troops at home and abroad,” according to the White House. There are also many “listening tours” and encounters with the local business communities on the agenda.
The Pence family will spend Easter Sunday in Seoul with U.S. and Korean troops, and the vice president will meet with acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn. Then it’s on to Tokyo and time with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and an on-board tour of the USS Ronald Reagan. Next up is Jakarta, Indonesia and face time with President Joko Widodo, followed by a visit to Sydney, Australia, and a meeting Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
The vice president arrives in Honolulu on April 24 to meet with senior leadership from the Pacific Command, visit the USS Arizona Memorial and spend time with U.S. troops and their families. Then it’s home to Washington.