The Vice-President will discuss with regional leaders the fight against terrorism and to help religious minorities
At the end of the month Vice-President Mike Pence will attend on behalf of the President of the United States Donald trump Jordan, Egypt and Israel, reported in the statement of the press service of the Vice-President.
“The Vice President goes to the middle East to reaffirm our commitment to cooperate with allies of the United States in the region in the name of defeating the radicalism that threatens future generations”, – said the press-Secretary Penny Alyssa Farah. “The Vice President looks forward to meeting with the leaders of Egypt, Jordan and Israel to discuss ways of cooperation in the fight against terrorism and strengthen our national security,” the statement reads.
Visit, currently planned for January 19-23, earlier it was postponed due to unrest in the region following the decision of the President of trump on the transfer of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The United States initiative related to the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, was rejected by the UN Security Council and criticized by international leaders.
The statement also notes that during the visit, Vice-President, Pence will discuss the need “to assist persecuted religious minorities”.
Last month man armed with a firearm, opened fire at the Church, located South of Cairo, and in a nearby store owned by a Christian. Killed at least nine people, including a policeman.