President Trump to visit Hawaii today

President Donald J. Trump speaks with Sailors in the hangar bay aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at Newport News, Virginia, March 2. The president is scheduled to visit Hawaii today. U.S. Navy file photo by MC1 Joshua Sheppard

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President Donald J. Trump is scheduled to visit Hawaii today, Nov. 3. He will receive a briefing from the U.S. Pacific Command, and visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial.

The president will travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines through Nov. 14.

The president’s travel will underscore his commitment to longstanding United States alliances and partnerships, and reaffirm United States leadership in promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region, (according to www.whitehouse.gov.)

The president will commence his visit to Asia beginning with Japan on Nov. 5.

While in Japan, Trump will meet with American and Japanese service members, and participate in bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who will also host Trump for a meeting with the families of Japanese citizens abducted by the North Korean regime.

During his visit to the Republic of Korea on Nov. 7, Trump will participate in a bilateral meeting with President Moon Jae-in and visit American and South Korean service members.

Trump will speak at the National Assembly, where he will celebrate the enduring alliance and friendship between the United States and the Republic of Korea, and call on the international community to join together in maximizing pressure on North Korea.

On Nov. 8, Trump will arrive in Beijing, China for a series of bilateral, commercial, and cultural events, including meetings with President Xi Jinping.

Trump will travel to Danang, Vietnam, on Nov. 10.

There, he will participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting and deliver a speech at the APEC CEO Summit. In the speech, Trump will present the United States’ vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific region and underscore the important role the region plays in advancing America’s economic prosperity. On Nov. 11, Trump will travel to Hanoi, Vietnam for an official visit and bilateral engagements with President Tran Dai Quang and other senior Vietnamese leaders.

President Trump will arrive in Manila, Philippines, on Nov. 12 to participate in the Special Gala Celebration Dinner for the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

On Nov. 13, he will celebrate the 40th anniversary of U.S.-ASEAN relations at the U.S.-ASEAN Summit and participate in bilateral meetings.

Traffic advisory for presidential visit

Today, Friday, Nov. 3, U.S. Pacific Command will host several distinguished visitor events on Oahu relating to President Donald J. Trump’s visit.

Due to projected road closures and heavy traffic, some military, civilian, and contractor employees not actively engaged in mission-essential tasks may be released from work early or encouraged by their supervisors to take leave. Check with your supervisor for more information.

Depending on route of travel, those who delay departing much after noon could face several hours in traffic.

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