Obama to discuss twin summits’ preparations with Sultan of Brunei next week
Washington, DC, United States (4E) – The White House on Wednesday announced that United States President Barack Obama would meet Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah next week to discuss ways to prepare October’s twin summits, which are due to be held in the Southeast Asian nation.
Obama is due to attend East Asia summit and US-ASEAN summit during which the leaders will discuss key economic, diplomatic and territorial issues.
“The Sultan’s visit underscores the strategic importance the President places on the Asia Pacific region and to substantive engagement with our friends and partners in the region,” the White House said Wednesday.
“It highlights the President’s commitment to participating fully in the region’s multilateral forums in order to foster cooperation, maintain stability and promote economic growth,” the statement added.