- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Sen. John McCain is leading a U.S. Senate delegation that will visit Vietnam and Singapore this week.

The Arizona Republican is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and his office says the trip is being made at a critical time for U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific region.

McCain’s office says Sens. Jack Reed of Rhode Island, Joni Ernst of Iowa and Dan Sullivan of Alaska also are making the trip, while Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii will join the delegation in Singapore.

According to McCain’s office, the delegation plans to meet with government officials and others in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City while in Vietnam.

The senators will participate in a meeting of defense ministers and other policy makers while in Singapore.

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