SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 04: U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L) and South Korean National Assembly speaker Kim Jin-pyo (R) attend the Joint Press Announcement after their meeting at the National Assembly on August 4, 2022 in Seoul, South Korea. Pelosi is visiting South Korea, as part of a tour of Asia aimed at reassuring allies in the region, to discuss regional security, economic cooperation and other pending issues. (Photo by Kim Min-Hee - Pool/Getty Images)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After infuriating China over her trip to Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has met South Korean political leaders in Seoul. But she avoided making public comments on relations with Beijing and Taipei that could further increase regional tensions. Pelosi met the speaker of South Korea’s National Assembly and other senior members of Parliament on Thursday. After that meeting, Pelosi spoke about the bilateral alliance, forged in blood during the 1950-53 Korean War, and legislative efforts to boost ties, but didn’t mention her Taiwan visit or the Chinese protests. Pelosi also spoke by phone with South Korea’s president. After South Korea, Pelosi flew to Japan.