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U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Summit in Manila on Nov. 13.   © Reuters
Trump's Asian Visit

Trump to press ASEAN on North Korea and to fix lopsided trade

South China Sea also could be on agenda on US president's last leg of trip

YUKAKO ONO, Nikkei staff writer | China

MANILA -- Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and their counterparts from outside the region have gathered in the Philippine capital for the ASEAN summit and other meetings, which began Monday. On the agenda are key security and trade issues, including North Korea's nuclear arms development.

Manila will also be the final leg of U.S. President Donald Trump's two-week visit to Asia. He will take part in the East Asia Summit with leaders from ASEAN, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand. Trump is expected to call for more support on action against North Korea and to reiterate his appeal for a reduction of the U.S. trade deficit with Asia Pacific countries.

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