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The Road Ahead: President Obama Travels to the Asia Pacific

America’s security and prosperity are increasingly and inextricably linked to the Asia Pacific. Tomorrow, President Obama will head to Asia for the second time this year and his sixth time as President.

Deeply committed to our rebalancing strategy in Asia, the President will be meeting with leaders in China, Burma, and Australia to ensure that we are fostering an open, transparent security and economic order amid what is an increasing and already high demand for U.S. leadership in the region.

Our economic growth and creation of American jobs are also critically tied to our trade and investment ties to Asia. The President’s leadership in global fora, like the G20, has resulted in a more stable and resilient global financial system and collective agreement among the world’s largest economies to take meaningful actions to promote growth and quality jobs.

From talks with President Xi Jinping of China to the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia, here’s a look at what the President will be doing as he travels across the Asia Pacific next week:

Monday, November 10:

  • President Obama travels to Beijing, China.
  • In Beijing, the President participates in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting and the APEC CEO Summit, and delivers remarks.
  • President Obama then holds bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Abbott of Australia, and President Widodo of Indonesia.
  • Later, the President participates in a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Leaders Meeting in Beijing.

Tuesday, November 11:

  • President Obama participates in additional APEC meetings.

Wednesday, November 12: 

  • President Obama participates in bilateral meetings with President Xi Jinping of China.

Thursday, November 13:

  • After traveling to Burma, the President participates in the East Asia Summit in Naypyidaw.
  • The President then participates in the U.S.-ASEAN Summit.
  • Later, President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Burmese President Thein Sein.

Friday, November 14:

  • President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Aung San Sui Kyi in Rangoon.
  • Later, the President participates in a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall meeting.

Saturday, November 15:

  • After traveling to Australia, the President participates in the first day of the G-20 Leaders Meeting in Brisbane.

Sunday, November 16:

  • The President participates in the G-20 Leaders Meeting and delivers a major policy address.