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White House Read Out on US-ASEAN Leaders Meeting

Today President Obama met with the Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This was the first time such a meeting has been held in the United States, and follows the first ever such meeting last November in Singapore. The Leaders issued a Joint Statement reviewing the continued deepening of relations between the United States and ASEAN and the growing strategic importance of the region and our relationship. Going forward, the U.S. – ASEAN partnership will build upon the Administration’s initiatives to deepen engagement in the region:

2nd US ASEAN Summit: What's on the Menu in Manhattan?

US President Barack Obama will host eight of the ten leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)[i] in New York on Friday, September 24, 2010 at the 2nd US ASEAN Summit. The meeting underlines renewed American policy energy being invested in Southeast Asia. Headlines from the discussion should focus on three areas …

US ASEAN Summit in New York – Gut Check Time

“Exploring the implications of holding a Summit without SBY or postponing the Summit should be a sobering proposition to all the leaders involved. Here’s to everyone doing what is needed to make the meeting work. It’s gut check time for the US ASEAN relationship as we approach September 24 in New York.”

US ASEAN Summit in the Big Apple

The stakes are high in New York, and the fact the 2nd US ASEAN Summit is taking place is significant. It is a strong signal that the US is finding its way to more comprehensive engagement in Asia and following through on its commitments to try to build an enduring Asia strategy using ASEAN as a foundation.