WASHINGTON, D.C. – Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar is traveling in Asia this week with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
According to news reports, the group met with Donald Tsang, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, and pro-democracy activists.
Klobuchar, who chairs the Competitiveness, Innovation and Export Promotion Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee, will meet with Asian leaders about opening new markets for Minnesota products, specifically agricultural products, according to a statement from her office.
The delegation is scheduled to tour the “Hanoi Hilton” in Vietnam – the prison where McCain was held captive for six years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.
Following the stop in Vietnam, the senators will meet with Chinese leaders to discuss economic and security issues, as well as visit Peking University, where Klobuchar will meet with Minnesota students from the University of Minnesota.
The delegation will finish its trip in Japan, where they will meet with the Japanese officials to talk about economic and security issues.