Donald Trump confirms visit to China, Japan, South Korea
Trump on Thursday showed positive signs over visiting Vietnam to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum and his team is still considering whether he will attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in The Philippines, Efe news reported.
The confirmation on Asia tour from POTUS comes amid rising tensions with the North Korea.
He said he would "probably" go to China, Japan and South Korea in November and "possibly" attend the APEC summit in Vietnam, adding that Filipino President Rodrigo Duarte had invited him to the ASEAN summit, about which Trump said "we're going to see" whether or not he will attend.
Donald maintained silence over the deal China and the United States are working on to combat nuclear threats from North Korea.
At the beginning of this month, North Korea conducted its sixth atomic test, the most powerful to date, using a thermonuclear device -- allegedly a hydrogen bomb -- which Pyongyang said it could install on the intercontinental ballistic missiles it has been testing in recent months.
In response, the South Korean army has staged live-fire military exercises and joint maneuvers with the US to demonstrate its strength and resolve.