The Vicepresident defended the need of an agreement for both parts that allows US exporters a full participation in the Indonesian market. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence talks with members of the American Chamber of Commerce at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Pence arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday from South Korea and reassured Japan of USA commitment to reining in North Korea's nuclear and missile ambitions in a series of meetings with Japanese leaders, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the U.S. government sought "win-win" trade relations with Indonesia.
But Pence foreshadowed some reworking of the commercial and economic relationship saying that USA exporters should face a level playing field.
Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said on Thursday that all deals signed between Indonesia and the United States during US Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Jakarta were related to the energy sector.
As leader of the world's most populous Muslim nation, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has voiced worries about Trump's immigration policy, which critics say is biased against Muslims.
Pence will meet with Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo earlier in the day during his first trip to the country.
The Vice President was speaking aboard the USS Ronald Reagan during a visit to Japan and claimed the U.S. would "protect the freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea".
Pence delivered President Trump's strong resolve to closely cooperate with South Korea, Japan and China to seek a peaceful solution to the North's nuclear issue.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is on board an American aircraft carrier stationed in Japan amid heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula.
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Pence was joined by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Toyota President Akio Toyoda and executives from General Motors, 3M and Aflac.
He said Japan had explained to the USA the importance of the TPP in both strategic and economic terms, and he believed the US understood that stance.
Mattis did not identify the type of missile but said it was not of intercontinental range, meaning it could not reach US territory.
In response, Abe called for the need to pressure North Korea to engage in dialogue.
Vice President Mike Pence and his family have toured Jakarta's Istiqlal Mosque, the largest in Southeast Asia.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has once again pledged the Trump administration's commitment to defending its allies in Asia from North Korea and any other threats.
He said that under President Donald Trump, the US will stand up to its enemies with its allies.
He said the Trump administration would work with ASEAN on security issues, trade and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.
Pence reassured Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the USA considers its alliance with Japan to be a cornerstone of security in the region. On Wednesday, Pence is scheduled to visit the U.S. Navy's Yokosuka base and give a lecture in Tokyo.
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