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Obama Embarking on Weeklong Tour       03/17 11:11

   WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Barack Obama is embarking on a weeklong 
tour of Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.

   Obama's office says he'll be in Singapore on Monday for an Obama Foundation 
discussion with young adults representing Southeast Asian nations. Obama will 
also participate in the Bank of Singapore's Thought Leadership Series and visit 
with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

   Obama will spend Wednesday to Friday in New Zealand. He'll meet with Prime 
Minister Jacinda Ardern (AH'-durn) and participate in separate moderated 
conversations hosted by the New Zealand-United States Council and his 
foundation. Obama also plans to see former Prime Minister John Key.

   On Friday and Saturday, Obama will visit Sydney, Australia, for another New 
Zealand-United States Council conversation and to meet with Prime Minister 
Malcolm Turnbull.

   He visits Tokyo on Sunday.


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