Tomorrow morning, President Trump and the First Lady will embark on a major tour of Asian nations taking in visits with heads of states and military outposts. This is likely to be vitally important to supporting U.S. interests in the Pacific region, and perhaps more importantly, rallying support among Asian leaders for dealing with threats facing all nations.
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5th and 6th November: Japan
With Japan’s Abe Shinzo recently winning re-election on a campaign of dealing with North Korea, there will undoubtedly be a major set of talks taking place on how the U.S. and Japan can best manage Kim Jong Un’s increasing threats.
The U.S. military has a strong presence in Japan; the president will be visiting key military bases to speak with troops and commanders about strategy and morale.
7th and 8th November: South Korea
This will be one of the most important meetings for the president. As there is no U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, this is a major opportunity to see where President Moon Jae-in wants S.K. to go regarding their northern neighbors.
Never one to waste an opportunity, President Trump will likely begin talks about restructuring trade deals between the two nations.
8th, 9th, and 10th November: China
No one could have missed the back and forth of relations between the two world super-powers over the last year. From early threats to “fix” the poor deal the U.S. has in terms of trade, to a more conciliatory approach when joining forces on issues in North Korea; it seems that the relationship is at best rocky. But this visit being the longest of his tour, and the pivotal position, the president has shown the Chinese leadership great face. This will most certainly make any closed-door negotiations that take place much better for American interests.
During his visit, President Trump will meet with Chinese president Xi Jinping, meet with business leaders, and no doubt look for cooperation on dealing with regional threats.
10th and 11th November: Vietnam
American relations in the region have not been solid for a while. After former president Obama lifted sanctions on the future promise of human rights reform, the Vietnamese government has, if anything, become more hard-line in their treatment of dissidents. President Trump will likely address these issues, along with trade talks, at bilateral meetings with President Dan Trai Quang.
During his visit, President Trump will attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference and, of course, give a much-anticipated speech at the APEC CEO meeting.
12th and 13th November: Philippines
This will be one of the most controversial visits. President Duterte has overseen failing relationships with the U.S. since he took power. Beginning with telling former president Obama to “Go to hell!” and then engaging in questionable policing practices, the world is looking to President Trump to bring the Philippines back to the table in terms of international relations.
This will be one of the most important tours any president has undertaken. If it succeeds, it will bring about cooperation in the region never before seen. The president is under a lot of pressure to perform.
At Liberty Nation, we’ll let you know exactly how he’s getting on, which lies are being peddled by the media, and fill you in on what’s being left out. Tomorrow we’ll kick off with a deep dive look at what’s happening in Japan and what agreements need to be exacted.