Trump’s expected support of Palestinian “self-determination” suggests that he is open to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Trump administration is yet to articulate a cohesive strategy for restarting peace talks in the Middle East, leading to scepticism at home and abroad.
The invitation for Duterte appears to be the latest example of the affinity Trump has shown for some foreign leaders with shaky human rights or autocratic reputations.
Trump made no mention of one of the main sources of European concern, his friendly overtures during the campaign toward Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Before leaving office in January 2017, US President Barack Obama signed to provide Israel, the military aid of $38 billion over the next decade.
The sale of arms, Barack Obama said, would depend on Vietnam’s human rights commitments and be made on a case-by-case basis.
Obama has whittled down the number of prisoners to 80, the lowest since shortly after his predecessor George W. Bush opened the facility to hold terrorism suspects rounded up overseas following the September 11, 2001 attacks.