Obama to visit Indonesia and Brunei

Washington/Jakarta – US President Barack Obama will attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) meeting in Indonesia and meet Asean leaders in Brunei next month, the White House has confirmed.

While in Indonesia, Obama will also host a meeting of leaders of the countries involved in talks for the US-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership tarde pact.

Obama will travel to Asia from Oct 6 to 12 and will also meet Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesia’s president, according to a White House statement.

The US president will go to Brunei for the US-Asean meeting and the East Asia Summit and will meet with the Sultan of Brunei. He will discuss energy, maritime security, investment, development and trade promotion, according to the statement.

Obama is also scheduled to meet with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and also give a speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. He will then travel to the Philippines to meet with President Benigno Aquino. Source: Bangkok Post