02 May 2017

News Story: Trump speaks with SE Asian leaders to reaffirm U.S. commitment

WASHINGTON, April 30 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday spoke separately with leaders of Singapore and Thailand to reaffirm the United States' commitment to the Southeastern Asian countries, the White House said.

In a telephone conversation, Trump and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hailed the two countries' trade and investment, security cooperation, as well as collaboration on regional and global challenges.

Speaking with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha, Trump affirmed his administration's commitment to playing an "active and leading role" in Asia, in close cooperation with "partners and allies like Thailand," according to the White House.

Trump and Prayut expressed a shared interest in strengthening trade and economic ties.

The businessman-turned-president invited both leaders to visit the White House.

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