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Obama Likely to Visit Korea in November

Posted August. 14, 2009 23:09,   


U.S. President Barack Obama is likely to make his first visit to Korea in November.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a news briefing yesterday that Obama will attend the 17th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ meeting in Singapore Nov. 14-15, and that he expects to visit other countries in his trip to the region.

“President Obama looks forward to working with APEC leaders to promote open trade and investment, support economic recovery and sustainable development, and address key challenges facing the region and the world,” Gibbs said.

Without naming the countries Obama will visit, the spokesman said, “Further announcements will be forthcoming when those plans are finalized.”

Experts say, however, that Obama is likely to visit Korea, China and Japan.