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Obama to visit Asia next month to discuss economy, security

US President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama will discuss economic and security issues with Asian leaders during a trip to Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines October 6 – 12, the White House said on Friday. The trip comes as countries in the region try to work through friction over disputed territories in the oil and gas-rich South China Sea. Obama’s foreign policy has focused on Asia, and his officials have been closely monitoring the maritime dispute. Obama will discuss economic and security issues with President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines, which has filed an arbitration cases before the U.N. International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea.The White House said Obama will start … Continue reading

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