President Obama will travel to Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines from Oct. 6 through Oct. 12, the White House said Friday.
The White House billed Obama’s trip as “part of his ongoing commitment to increase U.S. political, economic and security engagement with the Asia Pacific.”
The trip resumes the administration’s “pivot” to Asia, which has been on the back-burner in recent months amid crises in the Middle East.
The president will attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders summit while in Indonesia and meet with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and other regional leaders.
Obama will then travel to meet with the Sultan of Brunei, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Philippines President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.
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