Trump to visit Asia-Pacific countries in November

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to embark on a visit to the Asia-Pacific region from Nov. 3 to Nov. 14. Trump will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Philippines and Hawaii.

During the 11-day visit, the president will ask U.S. allies to pressure North Korea on its nuclear program and also meet with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, whom he had earlier praised for his deadly war on drugs that has left thousands dead, according to a leaked transcript of an April phone call.

The White House says the travel will “underscore his commitment to longstanding United States alliances and partnerships, and reaffirm United States leadership in promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region.”

In South Korea, Trump will meet with President Moon Jae-in and “call on the international community to join together in maximising pressure on North Korea”, the White House confirmed.

Similarly in Japan, Trump will meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and participate in a meeting with families of “Japanese citizens abducted by the North Korean regime.”

The US leader will equally meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang and attend two trade summits.

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