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ASEAN-US meeting to be postponed to mid-May

Phnom Penh: Cambodia Welcomes the Schedule of the ASEAN-US Summit on 12-13 May 2022, the Second Special Summit since 2016 and the First Face-to-Face Meeting for Leaders that ASEAN and US have been thinking since 2017.

In a press release issued on 16 April, the ASEAN chair, Cambodia, welcomed the summit and said it would also reaffirm the joint commitment to maintain ASEAN centrality and unity through ASEAN-led mechanisms as well as to enhance mutual trust and confidence in maintaining peace, stability and prosperity in the region.

The two-day meeting will bring together ASEAN leaders and President Joe Biden to discuss ways and means to enhance cooperation in a wide range of areas, including response to Covid 19, global health security, climate change and climate change mitigation, sustainable development, maritime cooperation, human resource development, education and people-to-people contacts, as well as economic connectivity. ASEAN and US leaders will also exchange views on regional and international issues of common interest and concern.

"During this historic summit, ASEAN and US leaders will set out the future direction of ASEAN-US relations and will enhance the strategic partnership for the benefit of all," the statement said. "Together of the people of ASEAN and the people of the United States."

On January 14, 2022, President of America Joe Biden issued an invitation to Prime Minister Hun Sen to attend the ASEAN-US Summit and stated, "I look forward to welcoming you to Washington in the near future."

ASEAN-US Dialogue Partnership, 45 years old.

The ASEAN-US summit was originally scheduled at the end of March, but was postponed due to the busy schedule of some ASEAN leaders.

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