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Mike Pompeo Shortens Asia Trip Amid Trump’s Hospitalisation

Mike Pompeo had initially been scheduled to go to Ulaanbaatar on Wednesday. 

Washington:

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will reduce quick his journey to Asia this week, a division spokeswoman mentioned Saturday, visiting Japan however skipping deliberate stops to South Korea and Mongolia.

The schedule change comes as President Donald Trump is hospitalized close to Washington after testing optimistic for Covid-19.

The US high diplomat shall be in Tokyo from Sunday to Tuesday, spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus mentioned in an announcementthe place he’ll meet with overseas ministers of Australia, India and Japan.

“Secretary Pompeo expects to be touring to Asia once more in October and can work to reschedule visits on that journeythat’s now just some weeks off,” she mentionedwith out mentioning Trump’s sickness.

Nevertheless, Pompeo touched on the subject Friday after reporters requested if Trump’s well being will change his schedule.

“We’re nonetheless planning on making the journeyshowever we’re going to check out them,” he responded. “We’ll see which one — see which or some elements of these journeys make sense and which can not, and we’ll proceed to on an hour-by-hour foundation check out it.”

Pompeo had initially been scheduled to go to Ulaanbaatar on Wednesday and cease in Seoul from Wednesday to Thursday, to fulfill with senior officers.

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