Speaker of the House of Representatives in the United States Nancy Pelosi arrived in Malaysia on Tuesday for the second leg of an Asian tour.
That has been overshadowed by an expected stop in Taiwan, which would escalate tensions with Beijing, which claims the self-ruled island as its own territory.
Pelosi's visit to Malaysia is the second stop on the tour that has been overshadowed by an expected stop in Taiwan.
At a time when security was extremely tight, the jet that was transporting Pelosi and her delegation landed at an air force facility.
She then adjourned the meeting in order to have lunch with Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob after calling on the Speaker of the Lower House, Azhar Azizan Harun, at Parliament.
Local media in Taiwan reported that Pelosi will arrive in Taipei on Tuesday night, becoming the highest-ranking elected U.S. official to visit in more than 25 years.
While there have been no official announcements, Pelosi will become the highest-ranking elected U.S. official to visit in more than 25 years.
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