The US has reiterated its policy of giving priority to Asia amid questions about the country’s commitment to the region after President Obama did not attend the APEC summit in Indonesia due to domestic problems.

Addressing the media on October 8 in Washington, President Obama made clear that Asia is a White House foreign policy’s top priority.

He spoke highly of the region’s economic achievements and increasing role in maintaining regional and international security.

Earlier, the US President cancelled his trip to four Asian countries, including a plan to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum’s summit in Bali.-VNA