Obama's Asia swing by the numbers
- Article by: DARLENE SUPERVILLE
- Associated Press
- April 29, 2014 - 2:30 AM
MANILA, Philippines — A look, by the numbers, at President Barack Obama's weeklong trip across Asia. Obama closed the trip Tuesday in the Philippines and headed back to Washington.
— 4: Countries visited: Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines.
— 21,000: Miles Obama will have traveled by the time of his scheduled return to Washington on Tuesday night.
— 0: Major speeches delivered.
— 4: News conferences held.
— 3: State dinners attended: Japan, Malaysia, Philippines.
— 1: Military pact signed: A 10-year agreement to increase the U.S. military presence on Philippine bases.
— 0: Free-trade agreements signed: Negotiations continue over a 12-nation trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
— 4: Palaces visited: Imperial Palace in Japan, Gyeongbokgung Palace in South Korea, National Palace in Malaysia and Malacanang Palace in the Philippines.
— 600: Number of guests at state dinner in Malaysia.
— 1: American flag Obama gave away, to South Korean President Park Geun-hye. It flew above the White House on April 16, the first day of the Sewol ferry tragedy.
— 1: White House magnolia tree given away, to President Park, in memory of the students and teachers who died on the Sewol.
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