Obama assures Australian premier of 'continuity'

Casey Mills
Ноября 26, 2016

Obama, a Democrat who will be succeeded on January 20 by Republican President-elect Donald Trump, said he told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Lima that he was deeply concerned about the bloodshed in Syria and that a ceasefire was needed.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and leaders from Asian and Pacific nations - so eager to cement free trade in the region - are walking out of an annual summit facing an uncertain future about the movement of goods, people and services across borders. They stood off to the side together momentarily before shaking hands and then taking their seats around a table.

Xi - who the White House sees as perhaps the most powerful Chinese leader since Deng Xiaoping or even Mao Zedong - said he wanted to see cooperation continue.

Although reporters present couldn't hear what they said, the White House said Obama encouraged Putin to uphold his country's commitments under the Minsk deal aimed at ending the Ukraine conflict.

He said that with the possible opposition of the incoming US administration of Donald Trump to the TPP, the APEC economies – which include 12 of the countries participating in the TPP – should now focus on moving forward with a free trade area.

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday that chaos in Syria could persist for "quite some time" and that Russian and Iranian support for President Bashar al-Assad's air campaign had emboldened the Syrian leader's crackdown on rebels.

Outgoing US president Barack Obama has warned president-elect Donald Trump he will not be able to pursue many of his more controversial policies once he is in office. In a phone call shortly after Trump was elected, Putin congratulated him and expressed readiness for a "partner-like dialogue", the Kremlin said.

Trump's election has raised questions about whether the United States would try to pull out of the accord, a key legacy accomplishment for Obama, a Democrat.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall with Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016.

Obama sought to reassure concerned leaders that the US will stay true to its commitments despite the election of a president who opposed Obama on practically every issue.

Читайте также: Gingrich tells Trump not to back off Clinton

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would open up trade among 12 nations encompassing almost 40 per cent of the world's GDP, including Australia, Canada, Mexico, Japan and the United States.

Obama earlier used the final public event of his last foreign trip as commander in chief to offer some veiled advice to Trump, cautioning that "you shouldn't ignore the past, you should learn from it".

Obama met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Lima, Peru, on Sunday. He says those bonds have been constant throughout Republican and Democratic administrations.

Obama also affirmed during the address on his final tour overseas as president the USA "burden" of standing up for "what's right" in the world.

Trudeau is returning the praise to Obama and says the U.S.

Those policy proposals and others like them have stoked fear for many Americans who oppose Mr Trump and are hoping that vehement opposition from Obama and other Democrats might prevent Mr Trump implementing them.

"Mr. President, I would like to commend you for the active efforts you've made to grow this relationship", Xi said to Obama.

Obama's suggestion is that Trump could soften some of his more hard-line positions on immigration, terrorism and other issues once he confronts the reality of having to run the country.

Leaders in every region of the world have expressed concern about Trump's stances on immigration, trade, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and other matters.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2019 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Other reports by

Discuss This Article