Cambodia Announces Postponement of Special US-ASEAN Summit

The March 28-29 meeting has been delayed due to scheduling clashes with some Southeast Asian governments.

The planned special summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has reportedly been postponed, after the leaders of one or more Southeast Asian governments said they were unable to attend.

The news of the delay was initially reported in a brief article in the Cambodian government-aligned media outlet Fresh News, which cited Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn. (Cambodia is this year’s chair of ASEAN.) Sokhonn later confirmed it to Reuters, saying that the meeting had “been postponed to a later date because some ASEAN leaders cannot attend the meeting on the proposed dates.”

According to Reuters, Indonesia, which is coordinating the summit, did not immediately confirm the postponement, but an Indonesian official said earlier that options for the schedule were still being discussed.

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