Donald Trump will call for increased pressure on North Korea during Asia visit, meet Rodrigo Duterte

Washington: President Donald Trump will ask US allies to pressure North Korea on its nuclear program in an upcoming trip to the Asia-Pacific region.

File image of Donald Trump. AP

File image of Donald Trump. AP

He'll also meet with Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte.

Trump has praised Duterte 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 Trump will travel in November to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines from 3 to 14 November.

Trump will also stop in Hawaii.

In South Korea, Trump will meet with President Moon Jae-in and "call on the international community to join together in maximizing pressure on North Korea."

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."

Trump will also meet with Chinese president Xi Jinping, Vietnam president Tran Dai Quang and attend two trade summits.

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."

 


Updated Date: Oct 16, 2017 21:04 PM

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