Statement from the Press Secretary on President
Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Travel to 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
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
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.