President Biden concluded his visit to the G-20 Summit and is now heading to Vietnam and Japan, where he will meet with leaders from the region. In Vietnam, Biden will meet with top leaders including Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and President Nguyen Phu Trong. He will also meet with representatives from some of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries.
The trip to Japan is designed to build on the U.S.-Japan Joint Statement that was agreed upon at the G-20 Summit. During his time there, Biden will meet with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga as well as other members of the Japanese government. He will also discuss a range of global issues, including public health, climate, technology, regional security, and the Indo-Pacific region.
The visit to both Vietnam and Japan will further cement the U.S.’s role in the Indo-Pacific region. It is also expected that the trip will reaffirm the strong partnerships the U.S. shares with both countries that will help ensure long-term security and prosperity.