Palace confirms Trump's visit to PH for Asean summit in November

US President Donald Trump talks with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the G20 summit in Hamburg Germany on July 8

He specifically ruled out United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Agnes Callamard, who he said is highly critical of the administration of President Duterte.

Duterte challenged Callamard to a public debate past year as a condition for her to be allowed to investigate her allegations in the Philippines - a condition which was rejected by her.

The meeting between Trump and Asian leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in NY last week helped persuade him to attend in unity with key allies, as per the USA official. "We call on the UN to revoke the membership of Philippines at the UN HRC, especially as it continues its hardheaded position against any UN investigation on the killings", Philippine UPR Watch said in a statement.

Abella said the Duterte administration would make sure that foreign guests would enjoy "world-famous Filipino hospitality" during their stay in the Philippines for their attendance to the 31st Asean summits.

According to Abella, the Philippines is hoping to host a productive event and make it pleasant to the foreign leaders.

Melania Trump will also accompany him.

"The president's engagements will strengthen the worldwide resolve to confront the North Korean threat and ensure the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", the White House said in announcing the trip.

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Russian Federation has been wary of USA flights of strategic bombers over the peninsula, Tass news agency reported. Moscow lobbied to weaken the sanctions, particularly regarding a full oil embargo.

Trump will travel between November 3 to 14.

President Duterte is set to meet United States President Donald Trump for the first time in Manila next month.

Duterte was previously invited by Trump to the White House but the President had to turn down the invitation to focus on the ongoing war in Marawi City.

His stop in the Philippines, the White House said, would show Trump's embracing of Duterte's war on drugs, which has received harsh criticisms from human-rights advocates.

MalacaƱang confirmed Saturday that Trump (normally referred to as POTUS, which stands for President of the U.S.) will be visiting the Philippines for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) East Asian Summit (EAS) in Manila in November.

"President Trump will discuss the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific region to America's prosperity and security", the White House said in a statement. "The President's engagements will strengthen the global resolve to confront the North Korean threat and ensure the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula", the statement added.

Trump is engaged in a tit for tat with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un following testing of several intercontinental ballistic missiles that could potentially reach the US. He has warned North Korea would face total devastation if it threatens the United States at the recently held UNGA.

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