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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 7:06
Obama departs US for Asia tour
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US President Barack Obama departed Washington yesterday for a weeklong tour of Asia in what the White House has called a "rebalancing" eastward of US foreign policy.

The will visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. The visit is Obama's fifth to the region during his presidency.

During his travel, President Obama will attempt to make progress in dragged out negotiations over the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, and reassure potential partners that he can get it endorsed by a reluctant Congress.

 
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