According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-7th, has embarked on a nine-day trip to Asia with a congressional delegation that includes Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., among others. The trip will end on April 27th.
Cantor’s office has reported that he will lead the delegation as they meet with leaders in Japan, South Korea and China to discuss “economic growth and trade, regional security challenges and strengthening our alliances in the region.”
“While the situation in the Middle East continues to deteriorate and Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has raised new concerns about security in Europe, the United States must also remain engaged in promoting peace and stability in Asia,” Cantor said in a statement.
The congressional delegation is expected to meet with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye, among other officials.