U.S. President Barack Obama is turning his attention to Asia, departing November 5 for India, the first stop on a 10-day tour that also includes visits to Indonesia, South Korea and Japan.
These Asian democracies offer Mr. Obama the potential to breathe life into the struggling U.S. economy, marked by anemic growth and high unemployment. The tour will also offer opportunities for the president to reach out Muslim communities and re-engage diplomatically with Asia.
INDIA: President Obama met with the Indian prime minister, addressed the parliament and U.S.-India Business Council, a key constituency for future trade and business deals.
INDONESIA: In Jakarta, Mr. Obama held a bilateral meeting with Indonesia's president and, later, delivered a speech reaching out to Indonesia's Muslim communities.
SOUTH KOREA: In Seoul, the president attended the G20 summit and held talks with the South Korean president.
JAPAN: In Yokohama, Mr. Obama will attend the APEC summit and meet with the Japanese prime minister.