US Vice President Mike Pence would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his four-nation trip next week, the White House has said. Pence will travel to Japan, Singapore, Australia, and Papua New Guinea between November 11 and 18 to attend the US-ASEAN Summit and the East Asia Summit in Singapore as well as the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Papua New Guinea.
Generally the US-ASEAN summit is attended by US President. However, this time Pence would be representing the country at the request of President Donald Trump.
Apart from a bilateral meeting with PM Modi, Pence will also participate in meetings with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Singapore premier Lee Hsien Loong, Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and other bilateral meetings.
National Security Advisor John Bolton will join Vice President Pence for the US-ASEAN Summit and East Asia Summit in Singapore and APEC meetings in Papua New Guinea.
(With inputs from PTI)