Obama to visit Asia Pacific region, may meet Modi
President Barack Obama will travel to China, Myanmar and Australia next week during a six-day trip to attend a series of key multilateral and bilateral meetings with foreign leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Washington: President Barack Obama will travel to China, Myanmar and Australia next week during a six-day trip to attend a series of key multilateral and bilateral meetings with foreign leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He will attend APEC Summit in Beijing (November 10-12), East Asia Summit and US ASEAN Summit in Myanmar (November 12-14) and G-20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane, Australia (November 15-16), a White House statement said.
Obama and Modi could have a bilateral meeting either in Myanmar or Australia and get a chance to review the progress made in the bilateral ties after their maiden meeting at the White House on September 30, sources said.
China would be the first destination for Obama where he would attend the APEC Leaders Meeting and APEC CEO Summit.
Upon the conclusion of the APEC Leaders Meeting, he will have a state visit at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart.
In Myanmar, from November 12-14, Obama will attend the East Asia Summit (EAS) and the US-ASEAN Summit in Nay Pi Taw, and hold a bilateral meeting with President Thein Sien.
In Rangon on November 14, the President will participate in a town hall event with participants in the Young South East Asia Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) and meet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the White House said.
Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party is expected to win in elections in 2015, but the Myanmar constitution currently bars her from running for president.
In Australia from November 15-16, Obama will participate in the G20 Leaders Summit and deliver a speech on US leadership in the Asia-Pacific, it said.