United States Vice President Mike Pence will visit Israel and Egypt in December, his visit to center on ending the persecution of Christians and religious minorities in the Middle East.
Pence made the announcement of his visit during the “In Defense of Christians” annual event, confirming he will visit Israel and Egypt. During his address at the event, Pence stated “under this president you can know with confidence that America condemns persecution of any faith at any place at any time and we will stand against it with all of the might of this great nation.”
Confirming his visit and President Trump’s commitment to end the persecution of Christians and religious minorities, he stated “President Trump has directed me to go to the Middle East in late December, and I promise you, one of the messages that I will bring on the President’s behalf to the leaders across the region is that now is the time to bring an end to the persecution of Christians and all religious minorities.”
Pence’s itinerary has not yet been released to the public, but the White House confirmed he will meet with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, their meeting to center on US-Egypt security cooperation and the persecution of Christians in Egypt.
He will also meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu.
This article originally appeared on Behold Israel, October 27, 2017, and reposted with permission.