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Trump - Duterte meeting
« on: November 09, 2017, 03:45:28 PM »
Statement from the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Travel to Asia

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/16/statement-press-secretary-president-donald-j-trumps-upcoming-travel-asia

As was announced on September 29, 2017, President Donald J. Trump will travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Hawaii, from November 3-14, 2017. This update provides further details about the President’s itinerary.

The President’s 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.

On November 3, the President will visit Hawaii and receive a briefing from the U.S. Pacific Command. He will visit Pearl Harbor and the USS ARIZONA Memorial.

The President will commence his visit to Asia beginning with Japan on November 5. While in Japan, President Trump will meet with American and Japanese service members, and participate in bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who will also host the President for a meeting with the families of Japanese citizens abducted by the North Korean regime.

During his visit to the Republic of Korea on November 7, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with President Moon Jae-in and visit American and South Korean service members. The President will speak at the National Assembly, where he will celebrate the enduring alliance and friendship between the United States and the Republic of Korea, and call on the international community to join together in maximizing pressure on North Korea.

On November 8, President Trump will arrive in Beijing, China for a series of bilateral, commercial, and cultural events, including meetings with President Xi Jinping.

The President will travel to Danang, Vietnam, on November 10. There, he will participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting and deliver a speech at the APEC CEO Summit. In the speech, the President will present the United States’ vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific region and underscore the important role the region plays in advancing America’s economic prosperity. On November 11, the President will travel to Hanoi, Vietnam for an official visit and bilateral engagements with President Tran Dai Quang and other senior Vietnamese leaders.

President Trump will arrive in Manila, Philippines, on November 12 to participate in the Special Gala Celebration Dinner for the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). On November 13, the President will celebrate the 40th anniversary of U.S.-ASEAN relations at the U.S.-ASEAN Summit and participate in bilateral meetings with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines and other leaders.

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Re: Trump - Duterte meeting
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 03:46:47 PM »
President Trump's Trip to Asia
NOVEMBER 3, 2017 AT 2:07 PM ET BY THE WHITE HOUSE

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2017/11/03/president-trump-trip-to-asia

On Friday, President Donald J. Trump departed for Asia, his longest foreign trip to date and the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than a quarter century. President Trump will utilize this trip to demonstrate the Administration’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific region and to strengthen U.S. alliances and partnerships. The President will address a wide array of strategic issues with foreign leaders, including the North Korean nuclear threat.
 

President Trump departs for his trip to Asia


The President’s trip will focus on three goals: strengthening international resolve to denuclearize North Korea, promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region, and advancing American prosperity through fair and reciprocal trade. President Trump will stress the United States’ commitment to the complete, verifiable, and permanent denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and will call on all responsible nations to act now to ensure that the North Korean regime cannot threaten the world with nuclear devastation. The President will underscore America’s openness to expanding economic relations with partners across the Indo-Pacific region who share our commitment to free, fair and reciprocal trade. He will highlight the benefits of a free and open system and emphasize that those governments that unfairly subsidize their industries, discriminate against foreign businesses, or restrict foreign investment should play by the rules and commit to economic reform.

President Trump will first travel to Hawaii where he will have the opportunity to thank American troops at the U.S. Pacific Command and pay his respects at Pearl Harbor. He will depart from here to Japan, where he will meet with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko and conduct working meetings with Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and other Japanese leaders to reaffirm America’s unshakeable alliance with Japan as they face the North Korean nuclear threat.

The President will then proceed to South Korea where President Moon Jae-in will host him for a State visit and bilateral meetings. President Trump will also have the opportunity to visit Camp Humphreys to thank American and South Korean soldiers and their families for their sacrifices in defending freedom. He will deliver his first of the trip’s two major speeches at the South Korean National Assembly, where he will praise South Korea’s rise in the last half century in contrast to the totalitarian state of North Korea. President Trump will urge common resolve in the face of the shared threat.
 
Following South Korea, President Trump will venture to China where he and President Xi Jinping will discuss ways to continue to apply pressure on North Korea. During the State Visit, President Trump will also stress the unsustainability of China’s unfair trade practices that have produced a massive trade deficit, and the President will reaffirm his determination to defend America’s economic interests.
 
The President will continue on to Vietnam, where he will deliver his second major address of the trip at the APEC CEO Summit in Da Nang and outline the United States’ vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific region where free, fair, and reciprocal trade,  and private sector-led investment and growth generate prosperity and protect the sovereignty of all. President Trump will visit Hanoi for an official State visit and meet with President Quang of Vietnam and other senior Vietnamese leaders to underscore the vitality of the United States and Vietnam’s Comprehensive Partnership.
 
President Trump will conclude his trip in the Philippines, where he will hold bilateral meetings with President Rodrigo Duterte, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia, and attend the U.S.-ASEAN Summit and East Asia Summit.
 
President Trump plans to use this trip to build on the work that his Administration has already accomplished. The Administration’s efforts to deny terrorists’ safe havens, cut off their funding, and discredit their ideology have contributed to great accomplishments, including the liberation of Raqqa and Mosul, the opening of a new counter-finance center in Riyadh, and a historic speech by Saudi Crown Price Mohammed bin Salman calling for a return to moderate Islam. President Trump will take full advantage of this trip to build on this positive momentum and reaffirm the importance of a free and open system where all independent nations are strong, sovereign, and free from the threats of terrorism, coercion, and nuclear war.

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Re: Trump - Duterte meeting
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 04:53:17 PM »
How Trump's Property in Manila Looms Over His Interactions With Duterte
The president’s decision to invite the leader of the Philippines to the White House is another example of a gesture complicated by his business interests.

JEREMY VENOOK MAY 2, 2017  BUSINESS

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/05/trump-duterte-conflict-of-interest/525084/

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With President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, where Trump also has a property, he is going a step further. On Saturday, Trump invited his Filipino counterpart to visit the White House, ostensibly to coordinate their countries’ policies toward North Korea. The invitation (which Duterte has yet to definitively accept or reject) was criticized by groups such as Human Rights Watch and leaders such as the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees because of Duterte’s horrendous record on human rights. Since he assumed office last summer, his government has been carrying out a brutal crackdown against drug users and dealers, offering tacit (and sometimes even explicit) support for vigilante justice, including outright murder.


Trump’s interactions with Duterte are colored by the fact that he has business interests in the Philippines—namely, Trump Tower Manila, which is currently nearing completion after about five years of construction. The property is one of many around the world that license the Trump name and are owned and operated by a third-party company—in this case, the Manila-based real-estate developer Century Properties Group. Nevertheless, Trump has a vested financial stake in the building’s success, as such deals often involve the licensor taking a cut of the annual revenues.

The ties go beyond a mere branding deal, though. In October, Duterte named Century’s chairman Jose Antonio as a special envoy to Washington for trade, investment, and economic affairs, prompting speculation that Duterte may have been preparing for a possible Trump presidency by placing one of Trump’s Filipino business partners in D.C. The situation creates the exact type of conflict of interest about which critics have been warning since before Trump took office: Trump’s property—along with the people with whom it places him in partnership, whether they are actual associates or leaders of countries in which he has business interests—greatly complicates his incentives when it comes to negotiating with a foreign power.

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Re: Trump - Duterte meeting
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 04:57:40 PM »
Duterte to meet up with Putin, but not Trump, in Vietnam
Thursday, November 09, 2017
By RUTH ABBEY E. GITA

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will meet Friday afternoon, November 10, with one of his two most-sought allies, Russian President Vladimir Putin, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum in Da Nang, Vietnam.

A much-touted first face-to-face dialogue between Duterte and United States President Donald Trump, on the other hand, is not likely to happen in Vietnam.

Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Manuel Teehankee said Wednesday that the bilateral meeting with Trump was more likely to push through during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Manila.

Teehankee, however, said Duterte and Trump would have the opportunity to interact with each other during the Apec events.

"A fuller bilateral (meeting) will be more impressive in the Asean context, where, of course, the President (Duterte) is the host country and the host chair at the gala dinner, as well as in this very important (and) first ever meeting between President Trump and President Duterte," he said.

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Read more: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2017/11/09/duterte-meet-putin-not-trump-vietnam-573819
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Re: Trump - Duterte meeting
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 02:19:47 PM »
Trump offers to mediate in South China Sea dispute
Reuters Staff

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-trump-asia-southchinasea/trump-offers-to-mediate-in-south-china-sea-dispute-idUSKBN1DC01F?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5a07bf0e04d3013ae3ea2c50&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

HANOI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he was prepared to mediate between claimants to the South China Sea, which include Vietnam and China.

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump with a state banquet at the International Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
“If I can help mediate or arbitrate, please let me know,” Trump said in comments at the start of a meeting in Hanoi with Vietnam’s president, Tran Dai Quang.

Trump acknowledged that China’s position on the South China Sea, nearly all of which is claimed by Beijing, was a problem.

“I‘m a very good mediator and arbitrator,” he said.

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Re: Trump - Duterte meeting
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 01:24:39 PM »
http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/12/17/look-donald-trump-in-barong



MANILA - US President Donald Trump wore a barong when he attended Sunday's gala dinner for the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related meetings.
Trump was greeted by President Rodrigo Duterte and his partner Honeylet Avanceña at the red carpet of the event held at the SMX Convention Center.


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https://www.rappler.com/nation/188210-asean-summit-2017-philippines-duterte-trump-photo



MANILA, Philippines – Wearing the native Filipino barong, United States President Donald Trump attended the gala dinner of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits on Sunday, November 12.

Trump posed for a photo with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his partner, Honeylet Avanceña.
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Re: Trump - Duterte meeting
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 07:44:45 PM »
Duterte and Trump at their very cordial 1st bilateral meeting:



and the butthurt US mainstream-media reaction in the US, after
Duterte negged a reporter's questions directed at Trump:


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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 11:19:08 AM »
For Immediate Release                                                                                                             November 13, 2017
 

Joint Statement between the United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines

https://ph.usembassy.gov/joint-statement-united-states-america-and-philippines/

U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met in Manila, Philippines on November 13, 2017, to discuss a broad range of shared interests and priorities. Both leaders praised the enduring United States-Philippines Alliance, built on a strong foundation of shared values, sacrifices, and history, and bolstered by common interests, people-to-people ties, and full respect for legal and diplomatic processes. They pledged to expand cooperation and reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the bilateral alliance—a 70-year partnership that has stood the test of time and ensures both countries’ mutual security and contributes to regional peace, stability, and economic prosperity.

During the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the 40th anniversary of United States relations with ASEAN, the United States and the Philippines commended ASEAN for its important role in promoting regional peace, stability, and socio-economic development. They pledged to continue to work within the ASEAN framework to pursue these goals throughout the Asia-Pacific. President Trump applauded the Philippines for its leadership as ASEAN chair during the past year.

The two sides underscored that human rights and the dignity of human life are essential, and agreed to continue mainstreaming the human rights agenda in their national programs to promote the welfare of all sectors, including the most vulnerable groups.

Both leaders condemned the unlawful nuclear weapons and missile development by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and called on the DPRK to immediately comply with U.N. Security Council Resolutions and agree to complete verifiable and irreversible denuclearization. President Trump commended the Philippines for its compliance with the relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions on the DPRK. The leaders also urged all countries, including those in ASEAN, to voice their opposition to these threatening programs and to take steps to downgrade their diplomatic and economic engagement with North Korea.

President Trump expressed his condolences for the tragic loss of life in Marawi City at the hands of ISIS-affiliated terrorists, and congratulated the Armed Forces of the Philippines for its success in liberating Marawi. He vowed that the United States would continue its support and assistance for the fight against terrorism and the rehabilitation of Marawi. Both sides committed to enhance their counterterrorism cooperation through conducting additional exercises, increasing information sharing, and addressing the drivers of conflict and extremism. Both sides discussed the rehabilitation and reconstruction needs of Marawi and pledged to continue discussions for the rebuilding of Marawi.

The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to the Mutual Defense Treaty of 1951, as reinforced by the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement. The two sides discussed proposals to support the United States’ efforts to help modernize the Armed Forces of the Philippines, develop capacity and capability for maritime security and domain awareness, and provide rapid humanitarian assistance. They also reaffirmed their commitment to continue defense cooperation, including by reinforcing respective national defense capabilities and interoperability and enhancing joint activities, disaster response, and cybersecurity.

Both sides reiterated their commitment to uphold their principles including the freedom of navigation and overflight, and the exercise of self-restraint. They stressed the importance of peacefully resolving disputes in the South China Sea, in accordance with international law, as reflected in the Law of the Sea Convention. They further underscored the need to continue pursuing confidence-building measures to increase mutual trust and confidence, and to refrain from actions that would escalate tensions, including militarization.

They discussed the ongoing humanitarian and security crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Both leaders called for the expeditious delivery of humanitarian assistance to affected communities, and welcomed the Myanmar government’s commitment to end the violence, restore media access, ensure the safe return of displaced persons, and implement all of the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, and urged all parties to support these government commitments. They expressed their support for ASEAN’s role in working with the government of Myanmar to provide humanitarian assistance.

The two sides decided to further deepen the extensive United States-Philippine economic relationship. They discussed ways to expand on their mutual commitment to free, fair, and balanced trade that increases economic opportunity for all. The two leaders pledged to nurture economic ties, including private sector cooperation, to create jobs and opportunities for people in both countries. To this end, both sides will explore strengthening dialogues for innovation and sharing of best practices in technology to optimize the position of the Philippines as a preferred destination for American investments in the Asia-Pacific region.

The two countries recognized the importance of regular discussions under the United States-Philippines Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to strengthen the trade relationship, including by continuing to make progress in the areas of market access related to agricultural products, intellectual property, customs and labor, among others. The United States welcomed the Philippines’ interest in a bilateral free trade agreement and both sides agreed to discuss the matter further through the United States– Philippines TIFA.

The two sides discussed the ongoing campaign in the Philippines against criminality including illegal drugs. Both sides acknowledged that illegal drug use is a problem afflicting both countries and committed to share best practices in the areas of prevention; enforcement, including capacity-building and transparency in investigations; and rehabilitation.

Both leaders stressed the strong people-to-people connections between the Philippines and the United States. They acknowledged the many long-standing institutions that connect people of the two countries, including the longest continuing Fulbright program in the world—a program that has sent more than 3,000 Filipino scholars to the United States and nearly 1,000 American scholars to the Philippines—and the dynamic Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative that held its annual summit in Manila recently, in October.

Both leaders recognized the two countries’ successful cooperation in promoting inclusive development, fueled by good governance, partnerships with the private sector and civil society, and investments in health, education, infrastructure, agribusiness, technology, and democratic institutions. The two sides committed themselves to institutionalizing development capacity, which is the foundation of sustainable stability, growth, and prosperity.

President Trump and President Duterte pledged to continue cooperating to promote the mutual goals of peace, stability, and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world.

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Re: Trump - Duterte meeting
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 02:38:35 PM »
Trump says he has 'great relationship' with Duterte
13 Nov 2017 at 14:45
WRITER: REUTERS

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/1359744/trump-says-he-has-great-relationship-with-duterte

MANILA: US President Donald Trump said on Monday he had a "great relationship" with his Philippine counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, while a White House official said human rights got a brief mention when the two met on the sidelines of an Asian summit.

Their meeting was one of the most anticipated of the summit of East and Southeast Asian leaders in Manila, with human rights groups pressing Trump to take a tough line on Duterte over his bloody war on drugs, in which thousands of people have been killed.

"We are your ally. We are an important ally," Duterte told Trump at the beginning of their talks, according to reporters allowed in to the meeting room.

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Re: Trump - Duterte meeting
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2017, 01:56:36 PM »
From: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/11/13/remarks-president-trump-and-president-duterte-philippines-bilateral

Remarks by President Trump and President Duterte of the Philippines Before Bilateral Meeting | Manila, Philippines
Philippine International Convention Center
Manila, Philippines

1:04 P.M. PHT

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: (In progress.) But on the whole, I think I have so many things to say about (inaudible). I will just summarize (inaudible).

We are your ally. We are an important ally. (Inaudible.)

And I will request everybody to -- after you've taken the shots, with the best angles that you would like -- kindly go out.

I cannot discuss the things that they want to say. You may want to make an -- just a statement so that the media is going to have something to go back home.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yeah, I would. And I will say this: The media was a little bit late, and you actually missed the best part of the President's statement. (Laughter.) I think he should make it again, but it was good.

But we've had a great relationship. This has been very successful. We have many meetings today with many other leaders. And the ASEAN conference has been handled beautifully by the President in the Philippines and your representatives. And I've really enjoyed being here. The weather is always good. Today it's pretty good. But one thing about the Philippines -- eventually it gets good, no matter what.

But we very much appreciate the great treatment you've given us. I thought last night's event was fantastic. Tremendous talent -- most of it, I guess, from the Philippines. But tremendous talent -- musical talent, dance talent. And we really had a tremendous time, all of the leaders.

So I think on behalf of everybody, I want to thank you and I want to thank the Philippines.

Thank you very much.

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: You're welcome, Mr. President.

Q Mr. President -- (inaudible) --

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: We're not answering any -- this is not the press statement. We are in a bilateral meeting. Maybe the press conference will follow.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much.

PRESIDENT DUTERTE: We will be talking on matters of interest to both the Philippines and -- with you around, guys, you're the spies. Yes, you are. (Laughter.)

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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2017, 02:07:31 PM »
From: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/11/14/president-donald-j-trumps-trip-philippines

For Immediate ReleaseNovember 14, 2017
President Donald J. Trump's Trip to the Philippines

“I speak to you on behalf of 350 million Americans with a message of friendship and partnership. I’m here to advance peace, to promote security, and to work with you to achieve a truly free and open Indo-Pacific region, where we are proud and we have sovereign nations and we thrive—and everybody wants to prosper.”—President Donald J. Trump

President Donald J. Trump’s trip to the Philippines to meet with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and participate in the East Asia Summit (EAS) reaffirmed his personal commitment to promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region based on shared principles.

STRENGTHEN INTERNATIONAL RESOLVE TO DENUCLEARIZE NORTH KOREA: President Donald J. Trump strengthened international resolve to address the security challenges presented by North Korea.

President Duterte, ASEAN, and EAS leaders reaffirmed the region’s commitment to the global Maximum Pressure Campaign to bring North Korea back to the path of denuclearization.

PROMOTE A FREE AND OPEN INDO-PACIFIC REGION: President Trump reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to its alliance with the Philippines, strengthened the United States-ASEAN Strategic Partnership, and demonstrated United States leadership at the EAS in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

U.S.-ASEAN and EAS Summits:

President Trump celebrated the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and the 40th anniversary of United States-ASEAN ties, including by releasing a Joint Statement of the ASEAN-United States Commemorative Summit.

The leaders welcomed enhanced United States-ASEAN cooperation on maritime security issues, including through the first-ever United States-ASEAN Maritime Exercise in 2018.

President Trump attended the EAS, the region’s premier leaders-led forum for addressing the Indo-Pacific’s most pressing political and security issues, and rallied international cooperation to address shared regional challenges, including the South China Sea, counterterrorism, and the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State, Burma.

President Trump and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore co-sponsored an EAS leaders’ Statement on Chemical Weapons reaffirming the region’s commitment against chemical weapons use and the complete elimination and non-proliferation of such weapons.

United States-Philippines Alliance:

The United States and the Philippines released a Joint Statement sending a clear message to the region about the strength of the alliance and continued close bilateral cooperation on mutual interests and shared regional challenges.

President Trump congratulated President Duterte on the recent liberation of Marawi City, Mindanao, from ISIS-inspired terrorists. President Duterte thanked President Trump for the United States’ support in defeating the threat.

The United States has provided over $85 million in counterterrorism-related equipment, training, and support to the armed forces of the Philippines.

President Trump announced an additional $14.3 million for the community of Marawi City to address the humanitarian needs of 360,000 displaced persons, and to support stabilization and speedy recovery in Marawi by jumpstarting livelihoods and promoting alternatives to violent extremism.

The two leaders noted that the United States has provided approximately $65 million to enhance the Philippines’ maritime security capabilities.

President Trump announced $2 million to support drug demand reduction programs in the Philippines.

President Duterte thanked President Trump for the delivery of more than $1 billion in United States foreign assistance to the Philippines over the past eight years.

ADVANCE AMERICA’S PROSPERITY: President Trump advanced American prosperity by promoting enhanced cooperation on trade and economic issues.

President Trump emphasized the United States’ commitment to expanding fair and reciprocal trade between the United States and Indo-Pacific countries.