Vice President Pence: U.S. Commitment to the Indo-Pacific is Steadfast and Enduring

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence poses for a group photo with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Vietnamís Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Singaporeís Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Thailandís Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha at the ASEAN-US Summit in Singapore November 15, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar

The United States seeks “collaboration, not control” in the Indo-Pacific region, Vice President Pence told a conference of Southeast Asian countries whose leaders gathered in Singapore.

“We all agree that empire and aggression have no place in the Indo-Pacific,” Pence said at the 6th summit between the U.S. and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that took place November 11–15.