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Obama sets November itinerary for Shanghai

US President Barack Obama will visit Shanghai and Beijing in mid-November during a four-nation Asia trip that will also take him to Japan, Singapore and South Korea.

In announcing Obama's Asian itinerary on Wednesday, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama will fly from Singapore to China, where he will visit both Beijing and Shanghai from November 15 to 18.

While in China, Obama and President Hu Jintao will hold their third meeting to discuss regional and world issues, including security, nuclear nonproliferation, energy and climate change, Gibbs said.

Gibbs said the presidential tour was meant "to strengthen our cooperation with this vital part of the world on a range of issues of mutual interest."

Gibbs said Obama's first stop will be in Japan on November 12 and 13, where he will have two meetings with new Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. He said the visit with "this key ally" will cover economic, security and other issues.

After Tokyo, Obama flies to Singapore to attend the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, a major forum for economies around the Pacific Rim.

In Singapore, he also will become the first US president to sit in on the annual meeting of leaders of ASEAN, the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Obama's final stop will be in South Korea on November 18 and 19. There he and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will have their third face-to-face meeting. North Korea will be among the items on their agenda, Gibbs said.


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