Donald Trump to visit Asia in November, but India not in itinerary

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Meanwhile, the Philippines is ready to roll the red carpet to welcome President Trump in November.

During the Asia tour, Trump would not be stopping over in "good friend" India which the White House has categorised as falling into the Pacific region.

American Presidents typically travel to the Pacific region in the late fall because of two worldwide summit meetings held by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum and the Asean, both of which Trump will attend.

Modi also invited Trump's daughter Ivanka to lead the United States delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit scheduled to be held in Hyderabad in November.

Building on the momentum of the President in renewing ties with the US, Malacañang last Saturday confirmed the attendance of US President Donald J. Trump in the Asean and East Asian Summits.

An Asian diplomat welcomed Trump's decision to visit Manila "because that reassures the region that Asia policy is not just about North Korea, it's about Southeast Asia as well".

The diplomat said Trump's decision to withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal early this year had raised questions about the administration's commitment to the region, but visits by senior officials, including the secretaries of state, defense and commerce, and Trump's planned trip, showed Washington meant to remain engaged.

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The upcoming trip to Asia could serve as an opportunity for Trump to resolve the North Korea issue by collaborating with the Asian allies.

He has denounced Kim as a "rocket man" on a suicide mission for test launches of ballistic missiles and for nuclear weapon tests.

The President's engagements will also "strengthen the worldwide resolve to confront the North Korean threat and ensure the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", said the White House. "He hosted the leaders of Japan and South Korea at the United Nations and spoke by phone with the leader of China earlier this month even as he ordered a sweeping new set of sanctions meant to cut North Korea off from the global banking system", the White House said. Kim has blasted Trump as "mentally deranged".

President Duterte is set to meet United States President Donald Trump for the first time in Manila next month.

He also expressed that the only chance that the U.S. and the North Korea would be able to have a dialogue is through the intercession of China.

Though no announcement has been made yet, Prime Minister Modi is expected to attend the regional summit, along with the American president.

There was no definite timetable for concluding the review. "We call on the UN to revoke the membership of Philippines at the UN HRC, especially as it continues its hardheaded position against any UN investigation on the killings", Philippine UPR Watch said in a statement.

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