Trump to meet Asian, Afghan allies and Turkey’s Erdogan on final day at U.N.

Sept. 21 (UPI) — On his final day at the United Nations Thursday, President Donald Trump will meet with leaders from Japan, South Korea and Afghanistan.

The president continues to be a focus at the U.N. General Assembly after his fiery address on Tuesday criticized North Korea and leader Kim Jong Un. Wednesday, he met with British Prime Minister Theresa May and leaders from the Middle East.

Thursday, Trump’s focus is expected to return to the North Korean threat.

Trump will attend lunch with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, his two primary allies in the standoff with Pyongyang, in the afternoon.

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“Prioritizing diplomacy and emphasizing the importance of dialogue will not work with North Korea,” Abe wrote in The New York Times this week. “History shows that concerted pressure by the entire international community is essential.”

Trump will also meet with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Thursday. Trump and the Turkish leader will meet at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel later Thursday afternoon.

After his meetings, Trump will return to his golf resort in Bedminster, N.J. Friday, he travels to Alabama to campaign for Sen. Luther Strange.


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