Hot – Pres. Trump Wraps Up Asia Trip In Philippines

President Trump met Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during the ASEAN Conference.  The White House says the two briefly talked about human rights. 

 

Meanwhile, the president met with Australian and Japanese leaders to discuss China and North Korea.

When President Donald Trump met with his counterparts from Australia and Japan on Monday in Manila, two other countries were on the leaders' minds -- China and North Korea.

The meeting among the U.S. president, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signaled their growing concerns about China's power in the Indo-Pacific region -- and the potential threat that North Korea poses to its neighbors.

Trump and Turnbull have used the five-day ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) summit in the Philippines to rally other countries to impose tougher sanctions against the rogue North Korean regime. Monday’s meeting was supposed to be bilateral, but it was altered at the last minute to include the Japanese leader.

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