'We'll get this thing figured out in Washington' - U.S. vice president touches down in Shannon Airport
US vice president Mike Pence has greeted soldiers at Shannon Airport in Ireland hours after the federal government shutdown in America.
Mr Pence shook hands and posed for photos with the troops in the airport terminal during a re-fuelling stop by Air Force Two.
Mr Pence told some of the troops: "We'll get this thing figured out in Washington."
He is told the soldiers to "stay focused on your mission".
Honored to see troops based out of Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado while refueling in Ireland. They are headed to Kuwait for a six month deployment. It’s disappointing to every American that Democrats in the Senate would shutdown the gov't when we have troops in harms way. pic.twitter.com/xzCh0H3V8K— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) January 20, 2018
The vice president is travelling to the Middle East with stops in Egypt, Jordan and Israel.