We are not enemies we are good friends: Trump at APEC

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By Associated Press|Updated: 10th November 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on the last day of the APEC CEO Summit on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ top in Danang, Vietnam, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (Photo|Associated Press).

DANANG: United States President Donald Trump showed up here on Friday to go to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.

In his speech to local leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference, Trump was heavy on history and filled with appreciation for the nations representing the 21-member bloc, reports CNN.


” America stands as a happy member of the neighborhood of countries who make a house on the Pacific,” he stated, prior to explaining United States engagement in the area, from trade ships sent out to China in the 1780s to financial collaborations with Thailand and other countries.

” We have actually been good friends, partners and allies in the Indo-Pacific for a long, long period of time.”.

He likewise quickly discussed the bloody history of the Vietnam War (1955-1975), where Da Nang was an essential battleground.

” Today we are not opponents, we are good friends.”.

He flew in from Beijing previously in the day after a main three-day check out to China which was the 3rd leg of his five-nation Asia trip following drop in Japan and South Korea.

Echoing points he made in China, Trump took a severe tone on trade, promising “we are not going to enable the United States to be made the most of any longer”, CNN reported.

” I am constantly going to put America initially the exact same method I anticipate everybody in this space to put your nations.

” I do not blame China or other nation for making the most of the United States on trade … They are simply doing their task.”.

He included, “we are not going to permit the United States to be taken benefit of any longer”.

Alhough his speech was controlled by trade policy, Trump did refer to the continuous North Korea crisis.

He motivated the international neighborhood to make sure “each and every single action the North Korean program takes to nuclear weapons is an action it takes in to higher threat”.

” The future of this area and its the upper class need to not be imprisoned by a totalitarian’s twisted dreams of violent conquest and nuclear blackmail.”.

The Summit will be gone to by some 10,000 delegates, 2,000 ceo of leading companies in APEC economies, and 3,000 press reporters.

APEC consists of Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, South Korea, the United States, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Russia, Singapore, Taipei, Thailand and Vietnam.

After Vietnam, Trump will take a trip to the Philippines for an Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit.