US President Donald Trump is likely to visit China in November during his first official visit to Asia, a trip that will come among tensions over North Korea’s nuclear tests.
Washington and its associates said there is a growing need for China, North Korea’s top ally and trading partner, to apply more pressure on its already isolated neighbour to get it to back down on its nuclear weapons and missiles programs.
During the meeting in April in palm beach, Florida, the Chinese President Xi Jinping had invited Trump to visit China. They also met on the sidelines on the G20 summit in July.
Trump is going to attend the U.S.-ASEAN summit and the East Asia summit in the Philippines in November, as well as the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam.
The response was not immediate to a Reuters request for comment on Trump’s potential visit. It is not immediately known whether Trump will visit South Korea as part of the Asian tour, according to the source.
U.S. President Donald Trump plans to pay his first visit to Japan in early November for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a diplomatic source said Tuesday. This is said by Japanese public broadcaster NHK cited unnamed diplomatic sources.
Trump accepted in February regarding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s invitation to visit Japan by the end of the year.
A Japanese Foreign Ministry official said- The February agreement is still valid. We would definitely like to make it happen sometime within this year. But no specific timing has been fixed yet.
During planned meetings with Abe and Xi, Trump is expected to pivot on North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons threats, as well as bilateral economic issues such as possibilities to reduce Washington’s trade deficits with the two countries.
The Japanese daily Yomiuri Shimbun also said on Wednesday Japan, the U.S. and South Korea are in final stages of talks to hold a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
Newspaper, mentioning unknown government sources, reported the meeting between Trump, Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in could take place on Sept. 21 and would pivot on reinforcing cooperation in response to North Korean provocation.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted to start authorizations on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies completed.
In Hong Kong, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told the South China Morning Post the results of a U.S.-led investigation into alleged Chinese intellectual property theft would be reported before the Beijing summit to start bilateral trade again.
Bannon, who was let go by Trump last month, told a private lunch gathering in Hong Kong that he still “speaks with President Donald Trump every two to three days,” the Wall Street Journal reported.