August 13th, 2009
02:01 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama will attend Asian economic summit in November

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Singapore in November, his spokesman said Thursday.

Obama will go to the meeting of the group, commonly called APEC, on November 14 and 15, and expects to visit other countries in the region on the same trip, said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs.

No details were available on what other countries Obama would visit, Gibbs said.


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  1. Jimmy the Greek

    Maybe Obama could swing by China and visit our money??

    Does EVERYONE know Obama gave Gaithner the approval to RAISE the borrowing cap??

    Yes – to fund the "Stimulus" bill, Cash-for-Clunkers, GM take-over, and trying to keep Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security solvent.... Obama has to borrow MORE money from China.

    But hey – let's not dwell on horrific economic news... let's talk about Obama-care extending government-paid insurance to 40 million illegal aliens.

    August 13, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  2. Minnesotan

    What!??!! I think we have too many problems in our country right now for him to be leaving! And the expense of the plane and his entourage and the fuel and the impact on global warming!!! What a hypocrit! How dare he act like a President of these United States!

    August 13, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  3. Mississippi Mike

    His presidency is the example of what Asian countries should not do. I'm sure the insights they will gain by watching him bumble and fumble will help them run their own economies.

    August 13, 2009 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  4. neil

    How about staying home and doing your job, still losing jobs and houses out here in reality, no change from BUSH.

    August 13, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  5. joe

    Proves he is working hard for American people.....

    August 13, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  6. Randolph Carter, the evil narcissistic Obamabot

    Maybe he can ask China and India for some of our jobs back. Have a nice day

    August 13, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  7. joe

    Maybe he can learn something as other countries are exiting the recession and have spent far less than Mr. Obama. Also, we need to be honest that without China buying our debt, Mr. Obama would be up a creek without a paddle, so he has to make nice nice.

    August 13, 2009 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  8. not a Jackson or a Palin fan

    Maybe he'll bring back some of the jobs that the Shrubster sent to China.

    August 13, 2009 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  9. makesUwonder

    Nothing like a little vacation every now and then. What vacation number is this?

    August 13, 2009 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  10. George

    I feel an apology coming.

    August 13, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  11. Typical Republican

    Oh No.....he's doing leader stuff, like a President is SUPPOSED to do. That's bad!

    That stock market going up is all his fault!

    August 13, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  12. Gary, Indiana

    For another photo op?

    August 13, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  13. Padraig

    Is he taking his wife? Only kidding, I hope he is successful in protecting our interests (i.e. keeps jobs in our country)

    August 13, 2009 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  14. Hugo

    Ahhhhh yes, yet another trip overseas to spread our new and improved Nation's version of goodwill and apologies. Meanwhile, our Nation continues to slip down the slippery slope of social and economic decay at the hands of bureaucratic bungling! Anyone see the 47% buy up of our National debt in the form of 7yr bonds by the FED last week? Hang on America, and get ready for the ride!

    August 13, 2009 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  15. Sam Sixpack

    Maybe they can explain why President Obama let the new Special Advisor for Health Policy into the White House.

    Maybe they can explain why President Obama's new Special Advisor said, "services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic and should not be guaranteed. An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia."

    Also, maybe they can explain what's up with the "Independent Medicare Advisory Council" (IMAC)? The White House proposes that, under the IMAC umbrella, President Obama will hand-pick five bureaucrats to decide what will and will not be covered by our Medicare of the future.

    Maybe they know if President Obama will appoint this Special Advisor guy to be the first Chairman of the IMAC.

    Look it up for yourself! You can start at the White House’s website!

    August 13, 2009 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  16. Justin

    Good maybe this amateur leader can learn how to run an economy... Step one: dont buy GM. Step two: dont pass a 700 billion stimulus bill of all pork. Step three: Dont have govt control over 1/7th of our economy by socializing health care

    August 13, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  17. Eddie

    That's great! I only wish he would take all the Congress and his staff (especially Rahm Emanuel) and ALL stay in Singapore......they need his help to organize their communities!

    August 13, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  18. southerncousin

    Hopefully the will keep him and he can take Kim Jung Il's place there rather than start his own cult of personality in America.

    August 13, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  19. jane

    Another opportunity for 0bama to go overseas and bash America!!!

    August 13, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  20. yuri

    What does BHO hope to achieve-we can not fathom. But let's let him focus more on domestic issues, and send envoys abroad, if possible. We are sure he would have thought of that.

    August 13, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  21. Sam Sixpack

    At least this important "news" means there's no room for any Sarah Palin story today. Whereas, today, she managed to kick lots and lots of

    !!!!! BIG FAT LIARS !!!!!

    right where it hurts the most, we won't hear anything about her for awhile.

    Obahahahahaha....

    August 13, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  22. we are in a tough position there

    loads, trade balance, pollution

    all kinds of issues

    good luck mr. pres., you will do a great job

    August 13, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  23. RealityKing

    Meanwhile.., here in America, where Obama says the recession is ending

    Retail sales drop
    Forecloses spike
    Jobless claims spike
    And fear continues to grow over government healthcare takeover

    August 13, 2009 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |