November 12, 2017 / 10:01 AM / a year ago

Trump arrives in Philippines for Asian leaders' summit

FILE PHOTO - US President Donald J. Trump waves goodbye from the door of the Air Force One plane before departing from Noi Bai international airport, in Hanoi, Vietnam 12 November 2017. REUTERS/Minh Hoang/Pool

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in the Philippine capital Manila on Sunday to attend an annual gathering of leaders from East and Southeast Asian countries.

Trump arrived from Vietnam, where he attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, during which he delivered a strong message on trade and briefly met Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

The Philippines will be the last leg of a tour that has also taken Trump to Japan, China and South Korea. Just hours before Trump’s arrival, Philippine riot police used water canon to prevent hundreds of anti-American protesters from reaching the U.S. embassy in Manila.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Martin Petty; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan

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