Asean leaders to meet Biden in May summit

A summit between the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) and the United States is rescheduled for May 12-13 in the US capital city of Washington, according to an Asean chair’s press statement released late yesterday.

The statement said Asean leaders and President Joe Biden will meet to discuss ways and means to intensify cooperation in various areas, including Covid-19 response and global health security, climate change, sustainable development, maritime cooperation, human capital development, education and people-to-people ties, as well as connectivity and economic engagement.

“The leaders of Asean and the United States will chart the future direction of Asean-US relations and seek to further enhance strategic partnership for the mutual benefits of the peoples of Asean and the United States,” the statement said as reported by Xinhua news agency.

Cambodia is the Asean chair for 2022.

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