During a tour of five Asian countries in November, the President will focus on the increasing pressure on the DPRK and the promotion of the economic interests of the United States
WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald trump told reporters that exploring the possibility of visiting the Demilitarized zone in Korea during the planned tour in five Asian countries in November.
South Korean media speculate about the possibility of trump’s visit to the Demilitarized zone – Packed with weapons, a narrow strip of land separating North and South Korea, where you can see a closed and isolated country.
Trump did not give a direct answer to the question of whether North Korea to regard such a visit as a similar visit of Vice-President Mike Pence in April, as a provocation.
“Every American President visited the Demilitarized zone, it needs to be done and the President trump,” said former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea and former assistant Secretary of state Christopher hill.
Hill, who today is the Dean Koralewski school of international studies University of Denver, said the “Voice of America” that “the appropriateness of the moment – this is one of those aspects that must be considered”.
I agree with this former senior Director at the national security Council and aide to President Barack Obama, Ned Price.
“North Korea will regard any visit as provocative,” he says.
Price said the “Voice of America” that the words and actions of the President when visiting the Demilitarized zone “will determine the reaction of North Korea.”
“Any cocky rhetoric of the sort we’ve seen over the last few weeks, will have a very damaging impact on attempts at diplomatic de-escalation”, – the expert believes.
During the five-day tour of Asia in November, trump wants to increase pressure on the North Korean program to create nuclear weapons and also to defend the economic interests of America in the region.
The white house said Monday that during the tour, which will be held from 3 to 14 November, trump will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. In each country the President will hold talks with the head of state. The President will also meet with Japanese Emperor Akihito on November 6 and will round of Golf with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
In Washington representatives of Tokyo is studying the possibility of achieving progress in bilateral and regional trade.
On Monday, Pence met with the Deputy Prime Minister of Japan Taro ASO who is also Finance Minister, in the second round of the Economic dialogue US-Japan.
“We believe that this dialogue is able to significantly deepen our bilateral economic ties and lead to the creation of jobs, prosperity and growth on both sides of the Pacific,” said Pence.
The Vice President added that the dialogue focused on “General strategy regarding the rules and the issues of trade and investment, for the purposes of free and fair trade relations between our two countries.”