Obama wants to visit Southeast Asia again

Yingluck-Shinawatra ObamaUS President Barack Obama will soon be visiting Southeast Asia, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel, who is currently on a visit to several countries in the region, confirmed on August 30.

“I spoke with the President and he is very much looking forward to his trip to Southeast Asia and I know that the White House is preparing for that and his meetings, …lot to discuss,” Hagel told reporters in Manila.

The US defense secretary, however, did not give any details on which countries will include Obama’s stops.

“I will leave that to the White House and when and how they want to announce the specifics of that trip,” he said.

Hagel said the US is rebalancing toward the Asia-Pacific because the region is “very important to the economic, strategic and security interests of the US both now and the years to come.”

“It’s a rebalancing of our efforts, our priorities, our assets, our resources at to where we believe the future is going to develop most significantly for us in our own national interest,” he said.

Obama has been on a tour in November 2012 to Southeast Asia on his first overseas trip after he took over his second term as US president. His trip was focused on “rebalancing” the relationship to the region and the foreign policy and economic intentions of the US.



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US President Barack Obama will soon be visiting Southeast Asia, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel, who is currently on a visit to several countries in the region, confirmed on August 30. "I spoke with the President and he is very much looking forward to his trip to Southeast Asia and I know that the White House is preparing for that and his meetings, ...lot to discuss," Hagel told reporters in Manila. The US defense secretary, however, did not give any details on which countries will include Obama's stops. "I will leave that to the White House and when and how they...

Yingluck-Shinawatra ObamaUS President Barack Obama will soon be visiting Southeast Asia, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel, who is currently on a visit to several countries in the region, confirmed on August 30.

“I spoke with the President and he is very much looking forward to his trip to Southeast Asia and I know that the White House is preparing for that and his meetings, …lot to discuss,” Hagel told reporters in Manila.

The US defense secretary, however, did not give any details on which countries will include Obama’s stops.

“I will leave that to the White House and when and how they want to announce the specifics of that trip,” he said.

Hagel said the US is rebalancing toward the Asia-Pacific because the region is “very important to the economic, strategic and security interests of the US both now and the years to come.”

“It’s a rebalancing of our efforts, our priorities, our assets, our resources at to where we believe the future is going to develop most significantly for us in our own national interest,” he said.

Obama has been on a tour in November 2012 to Southeast Asia on his first overseas trip after he took over his second term as US president. His trip was focused on “rebalancing” the relationship to the region and the foreign policy and economic intentions of the US.



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