WASHINGTON (AP) ? Maybe the third time will be the charm for President Barack Obama’s plans to visit Australia.
The White House says Obama will travel to Australia Nov. 16-17. The trip is in connection with the 60th anniversary of a security treaty between the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. Obama had made plans to travel to Australia last year, but the trip was canceled twice ? once so Obama could stay in Washington to lobby for his health care overhaul and a second time because of the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The White House says the president’s November trip also includes stops in Hawaii and Bali, Indonesia, where he’ll attend two economic summits.