According to the White House, US President Donald Trump will visit Hanoi after attending the APEC Summit in Da Nang in November.
On October 16th, The White House announced details of President Trump’s upcoming visit to Asia, with destinations in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines in early November.
The President’s visit will underscore his commitment to longstanding US’s partnerships and alliances, and reaffirmed US’s leadership in an open and free India-Pacific region.
Trump will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum in Da Nang on November 10th.
In Da Nang, the US leader is expected to deliver a speech at the APEC CEO Summit, in which the White House said that it would “highlights the US vision for an open and free India-Pacific region, underscores this region’s significant role in promoting US economic prosperity.”
On November 11th, President Trump will visit Hanoi to meet Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang and other senior Vietnamese leaders.
President Trump’s Asian visit is expected to last 11 days, from November 3rd – 14th.
After a stopover in Hawaii on November 3rd, the US president will visit Japan for two days from November 5th– 6th, visiting South Korea on November 7th and China on November 8th.
After spending two days in Vietnam on November 10th– 11th, the US President will have a two-day visit to Manila, Philippines. On November 12th, Trump will attend a dinner party celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of ASEAN and the 40th anniversary of US – ASEAN relationship on November 13th. Trump’s last day schedule in the Philippines will include a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte.
The White House in September confirmed President Trump’s first Asian tour in November, marking the first visit to this region since his inauguration in January.