President Obama departed Washington, DC on Air Force One earlier today for a nine-day trip that will take him to India, Indonesia, South Korea, and Japan. First Lady Michelle Obama is accompanying the president on this highly-anticipated visit to Asia, which will include meetings of the Group of 20 (G20) major economies in Seoul and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) in Yokohama.
Earlier this week Jeff Bader, Senior Director for Asian Affairs, and Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications sat down to talk about the president’s trip, answering questions about what the president hopes to accomplish in Asia, what he will see and do there, and what issues he will discuss with officials in the four countries. You can watch a video of this conversation on the White House website.
What would you like to see the President accomplish, discuss, or do during his Asia visit?