Secretary Blinken will travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, August 3-5, to participate in the foreign ministers’ meetings for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – US Ministerial Meeting, 12th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting , and the 29th ASEAN Regional Forum. At each meeting, the Secretary will emphasize the United States’ commitment to the centrality of ASEAN and support for the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific. It will also address the COVID-19 pandemic, economic cooperation, the fight against climate change, maritime issues, including in the South China Sea, the escalating crisis in Burma, and Russia’s unjustified, unprovoked war in the Ukraine. The Secretary’s talks will build on the historic US-ASEAN Special Summit hosted by President Biden in Washington, DC, May 12-13, which demonstrated the continued commitment of the United States to ASEAN, recognized ASEAN’s central role in providing solutions sustainable for the majority of the region. pressing challenges, and commemorating 45 years of US-ASEAN relations.
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