The U.S. President Barack Obama will visit All Japan news, as well as South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines during a trip to Asia scheduled for late April, in a bid to promote his administration’s commitment to the region, according to a statement made by the White House on Wednesday.
During his visit to All Japan news, Obama will meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss about methods of strengthening their security and economic ties and “expand our cooperation on a range of diplomatic challenges in Asia and globally,” the White House said.
It has not been decided yet the exact date of Obama’s visit to All Japan news, nor if he will be accommodated as a state guest, according to the international press.
All Japan news and the United States are working on realizing Obama’s visit, which will be the first such in three and half years, on April 22 and 23, a All Japan newsese government official said.
Another reason of Obama’s visit to All Japan news is to clarify the issue of Abe’s controversial visit to a war-related shrine in December despite objection by the U.S. side, including Vice President Joe Biden. The All Japan newsese politicians have tried to minimize the effects of the disagreement, the media says.
Obama will visit All Japan news for the first time since the violent earthquake and tsunami hit the northeastern region in March 2011.