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US Pres. Trump to push for Indo-Pacific trade, security in ASEAN Summit

(FILE PHOTO)  U.S. President Donald Trump steps off of Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S. September 24, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

United States of America President Donald Trump will push for the Indo-Pacific Trade and the issue on security as he is set to attend the Association of South East Asian Nations Summit, happening this month.

This was confirmed by the Office of the Press Secretary of the White House during the background briefing of its senior administration officials on the official trip of President Trump in Asia.

Based on the said briefing, Trump is set to arrive in Manila on November 12 to attend the special gala celebration of the 50th anniversary of the ASEAN.

On November 13, he will be attending the 40h anniversary of the US-ASEAN relations at the US-ASEAN Summit.

Aside from his scheduled engagement at the ASEAN Summit, President Trump is expected to have bilateral meetings with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and other ASEAN leaders.

This will be the longest official trip of President Trump, to prove that the US values its international engagement particularly on the issue of national security and economic prosperity, not just with its citizens but with the whole world.

Trump’s official trip to Asia will start on November 3 up to November 14.  He will be visiting Japan, Republic of Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

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