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Trump to attend ASEAN summit 2017 in Manila

The current Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, however, is supportive of a foreign policy that is less dependent on the United States, favoring one that prioritizes closer relations with China instead. The Philippines is one of the oldest Asian partners of the U.S. and a strategically major non-NATO ally. -Photo credit to owner
The US president will go to the US-ASEAN and East Asia meetings in the Philippines, as well as a gathering of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group in Vietnam, Vice President Mike Pence said. Michael Richard "Mike" Pence is an American politician, lawyer, and the 48th and current Vice President of the United States. 


Former president Barack Obama, who had championed a “pivot to Asia”, was a frequent visitor to the Asia-Pacific as he sought to refocus US foreign policy on the region to counter growing Chinese influence. The "Pivot to Asia", one of the Obama Administration's central foreign policy initiatives. Simply put, the pivot is meant to be a strategic "re-balancing" of U.S. interests from Europe and the Middle East toward East Asia.

Trump’s decision to attend the meetings could come as a surprise to some, given his fiery “America first” rhetoric and his decision to abandon a Pacific trade pact which was the economic plank of the pivot. The president’s attendance at the meetings was “a sign, I hope to all, of our firm and unwavering commitment to build on the strong foundations that we already share”, Pence said during a visit to Indonesia.

The announcement came as Pence visited the Jakarta headquarters of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and met representatives of the bloc.

The East Asia Summit groups 18 countries including ASEAN member states, the US, Russia and China. APEC brings together 21 member states from either side of the Pacific. 

It was the latest signal on Pence’s tour of Asia that the Trump administration is seeking to calm nerves after the president’s often combative rhetoric unsettled allies.

With our recent post that the United States was troubled by the growing number of extrajudicial killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs and called on Manila to stick to its commitment to investigate them. Rumors like these are negative statement from a weak government administration. Relationship between the Duterte and Trump adminstration will definitely unite to promote peace and economic growth to the whole nations. 


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Trump to attend ASEAN summit 2017 in Manila Reviewed by Unknown on April 22, 2017 Rating: 5 The current Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, however, is supportive of a foreign policy that is less dependent on the United States, ...

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