President Donald trump will not participate in summit meetings with Asian leaders in Singapore and Papua New Guinea in November. Instead, these events will be sent Vice-President Mike Pence. This was announced by the White house.
Trump has been invited to take part in the meeting between the US and Association of South-East Asia and summit of heads of state of East Asia in Singapore, as well as on the forum of the Asia-Pacific economic cooperation in Papua New Guinea. He was present at these events in November of last year.
Press Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders said that trump asked Mike Pence to represent him at the summits, where he “once again, the US sees the Indo-Pacific region a free and open, based on respect for sovereignty, the rule of law and the principles of free, fair and reciprocal trade.”
In November, the trump will go to Paris, where he will participate in the celebration of the centenary of the armistice that ended the First world war.