Obama to travel to summits in Asia

  • 27/10/2015
US President Barack Obama (Reuters)
US President Barack Obama (Reuters)

US President Barack Obama will travel to Turkey, the Philippines and Malaysia over a nine-day stretch next month to meet with world leaders at three summits.

The White House says Obama will attend the G20 Leaders Summit in Turkey, where he will work to spur international efforts for strong and balanced economic growth.

Countries in the G20 represent about two-thirds of the world's population.

The White House says Obama's visits to additional summits in the Philippines and Malaysia underscore America's support for Asia's regional institutions.

Obama has undertaken an effort to rebalance the US role in Asia.

He is also expected to use the trips to tout trade opportunities and emphasise the need to reach a pact to combat global warming.

The trip takes place from November 14 to 22.

AP

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