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The US-ASEAN Summit will be held in Washington, D.C. in May

The White House on April 16 announced that the US-ASEAN Summit will take place in Washington, D.C. on May 12 and May 13.

According to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, the event will demonstrate the United States’ longstanding commitment to ASEAN, recognizing ASEAN’s central role in delivering sustainable solutions to the region’s major challenges. area.

The event also celebrates the 45th anniversary of US-ASEAN relations. US President Joe Biden attended the US-ASEAN summit in October 2021 and announced US$102 million for new initiatives to expand US engagement with ASEAN in post-Covid-19 recovery and health security. , fight climate change, stimulate economic growth, promote gender equality and strengthen people-to-people ties.

Ms. Psaki stressed that the top priority of the Biden administration is to be a strong and reliable partner in Southeast Asia. Psaki also affirmed that the United States will continue to be committed to promoting a free and open, secure, connected and resilient Indo-Pacific.

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