Obama to Visit Asia in October

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  • President Barack Obama. AP/Charles Dharapak

    President Barack Obama. AP/Charles Dharapak

    TEMPO.CO, Washington - President Barack Obama is planning to discuss economic and security issues with Asian leaders during a trip to Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, and the Philippines shceduled for October 6 until October 12.

    The White House said that Obama will begin his trip in Indonesia to meet with leaders of Asian countries and negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement that will be finalized this year.

    Obama will also attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation in Indonesia and meet with President Susuilo Bambang Yudhoyono. After his visit to Indonesia, Obama will move on to visit Brunei to close the East Asia Summit, then to Malaysia to meet Prime Minister Najib Razak and give a keynote speech for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

    The TPP initiative has become the United States main effort to improve economic recovery through increasing export and employment, and serves as Obama's administration main policy to rebalance Asia-Pacific relationship.