American President Donald Trump will not participate in meetings at a high level with the Asian leaders in Singapore and Papua New Guinea in November. Vice-President Mike Pence will go instead of him. VOA reports this with a reference to the claim of the White House.
The American President has been invited to a meeting with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the summit of the heads of the state of East Asia in Singapore, and also to the forum of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Papua New Guinea. According to the outlet, the President was present at this event last year.
'"The US sees the Indo-Pacific region as free and open, based on respect for sovereignty, the rule of law and the principles of free, fair and reciprocal trade,' White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders claimed.
According to mass media, Trump will go to France in November where he takes part in the celebration of the celebration of the centennial anniversary of the ceasefire that ended the First World War.