ASEAN-US Partnership ‘Critical’ Amid Global Challenges, Biden Says

Read MoreRelations between the United States and the 10-nation Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) are “critical,” said U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington D.C. on Friday.
Speaking on the final day of a two-day summit, Biden told leaders that “the breadth of our discussions reflect just how vital the Indo-Pacific and ASEAN regions are to the United States of America.”
“A great deal of the history of our world in the next 50 years is going to be written, and the ASEAN countries and our relationship with you is the future in the coming years and decades,” he remarked.
The summit marks the first time in 45 years that ASEAN leaders have gathered in Washington. Former President Barack Obama was the first U.S. leader to host the summit in California back in 2016.

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