Trump has refused to participate in East Asia summit

Trump has refused to participate in East Asia summit


Трамп отказался от участия в Восточноазиатском саммите

The President made a 12-day tour of Asia, promising to make an important statement of the White house on the results of international meetings

The President of the United States Donald trump at the last moment missed the plenary session of the East Asia summit due to the backlog of events from the schedule.

Instead, he sat in the presidential plane, which took off from the international airport Ninoy Aquino on Tuesday afternoon with more than 30 minutes ahead of schedule, and left the Philippines.

Secretary of state Tillerson Rex was requested to submit a trump at the summit.

White house officials explained that trump said what he wanted to say at the summit, during a lunch for leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Adding another day to our stay trump in the Philippines was largely done in order to enable them to participate in the East Asia summit is an important regional strategic dialogue.

Trump has completed a 12-day tour of five Asian countries without making any major policy announcements that didn’t stop him from calling him an “extremely successful trip” and noted that he “gained a lot of friends at the highest level.”

Without going into detail, trump also said that one result of his tour was the signing of business agreements worth at least $ 300 billion, and perhaps three times more.

“We explained that the U.S. is open for trading, but we want mutual trade, fair trade for the USA,” he told reporters at the Philippine international Convention center shortly before departure from the country. He accused the previous us administration that they made the “exploitation” of the country.

During the tour trump has said that his administration rejects multilateral trade agreements such as the TRANS-Pacific partnership, preferring bilateral economic agreements.

“I think the fruits of our labors will be incredible, whether we are talking about the security of our peoples, security or world trade. It’s really worth it”, – said trump on Tuesday.

The President said that an important announcement about his trip will be made by the White house on Wednesday or Thursday.

Observers estimated tour trump differently.

In Asia, the tramp “has made clear that it is impossible to separate economic and defense issues,” said Curtis Chin, which President George W. Bush appointed Ambassador to the Asian development Bank.

“This is true even now, when the American “pivot to Asia” is giving way to Asia American business,” he said in an interview with “Voice of America”.

However Susan rice, the former national security adviser in the administration of Barack Obama, believes that as a result of trump’s tour of the United States remained “more isolated and in the retreating position, passing the China leadership position in the newly hatched “Indo-Pacific” on a silver tray.”

After a good tour in Japan and South Korea “in China, his diplomatic wheels of the bus started to fall off,” wrote rice in a column published by the New York Times.

“The Chinese leadership has played on the feelings trump like a fiddle, catering to his insatiable ego and replacing the essence of pomp and ceremony,” she said.

Chin, who is now a researcher nonpartisan research center “Milken Institute”, sees the situation differently.

“Amid uncertainty in the question of how the President had no diplomatic or political experience, may behave on the diplomatic stage, President of the United States more than exceeded expectations,’ said Chin. – In terms of basketball first tour of Asia was for trump’s throw from the top (an idiom meaning a beautiful effect, giving a significant success – approx. ed.). Now before US stands the task is based on trump’s visit to Asia, to build relationships and strengthen alliances in Asia, especially in the continued rise of China”.

According to some, the most notable gap in the trip trump was the ignoring of the problems of human rights, apart from those concerned with North Korea.

Press Secretary of the White house Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday told reporters that the human rights issue was raised during negotiations trump with the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte. However, a spokesman for the Philippine leader, insisting that it was not.

Shortly before their departure from Manila, trump said that relations between the United States and the Philippines was “appalling”, but as a result of his visit they became “very, very strong.”

According to him, from the point of view of the strategic relationship is more important than trade. The President called the Philippines “the most valuable land from a military point of view.”

A senior representative of the American administration declared the “Voice of America”: “We didn’t come here to lecture, as did President Obama.” The official added that during the talks behind closed doors with the President of South Korea, moon Jae-in, Chairman XI Jinping trump has persisted on several key issues.