By Justin Sink - 03/10/14 12:02 PM EDT
Vice President Biden is scrapping his trip to the Dominican Republic to return to Washington and participate in Wednesday’s meeting with the prime minister of Ukraine, the White House confirmed Monday.
Biden had planned to visit Santo Domingo and meet with President Danilo Medina to discuss trade and energy security after a swing through Chile to attend the inauguration ceremony for Chilean president-elect Michelle Bachelet. The decision to forgo the Dominican Republic leg and return to Washington was first reported by Dominican news organizations.
Biden is expected to reschedule the trip to the Dominican Republic.