Obama to wrap up trip to Vietnam by talking to young leaders - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Obama to wrap up trip to Vietnam by talking to young leaders

Posted:
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -

President Barack Obama is completing a three-day trip to Vietnam with a town hall Wednesday involving about 800 young adults participating in efforts to strengthen ties between the United States and Southeast Asia.

Obama often incorporates a question-and-answer session with young leaders into his foreign trips. He is meeting with participants in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. The initiative targets adults under the age of 35 in a variety of educational and cultural exchanges.

After the event, Obama is scheduled to fly to Japan as part of a trip that will include the first visit to Hiroshima since the end of World War II by a sitting U.S. president.

Obama also planned to meet later Wednesday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

  • InternationalMore>>

  • South Sudan's warring leaders set to meet face to face

    South Sudan's warring leaders set to meet face to face

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-06-20 13:33:12 GMT
    South Sudan's warring leaders set to meet face-to-face for 1st time in nearly 2 years.More >>
    South Sudan's warring leaders set to meet face-to-face for 1st time in nearly 2 years.More >>
  • The Latest: Rohingya refugees march to highlight plight

    The Latest: Rohingya refugees march to highlight plight

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-06-20 13:33:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Amel Emric). A migrant women from Iraq feeds her grandson in front of the railway station in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Some hundreds of migrants have been camping at the railway station in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo wa...(AP Photo/Amel Emric). A migrant women from Iraq feeds her grandson in front of the railway station in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Some hundreds of migrants have been camping at the railway station in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo wa...
    Italian President Sergio Mattarella says it is up to a united European Union to manage the arrival of refugees forced to flee their homelands.More >>
    Italian President Sergio Mattarella says it is up to a united European Union to manage the arrival of refugees forced to flee their homelands.More >>
  • Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

    Divers search Indonesian lake for 192 missing after sinking

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-06-20 13:33:03 GMT
    (AP Photo). An Indonesia search and rescue team searches for a ferry which sank Monday in lake Toba, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Rescuers searching for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba have foun...(AP Photo). An Indonesia search and rescue team searches for a ferry which sank Monday in lake Toba, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Rescuers searching for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba have foun...
    Indonesian officials say 166 people are missing from a ferry sinking Monday evening at a popular lake on Sumatra, a much higher number than previously known.More >>
    Indonesian officials say 166 people are missing from a ferry sinking Monday evening at a popular lake on Sumatra, a much higher number than previously known.More >>
Powered by Frankly