US Department of State, Washington, D.C., USA
May 12, 2022

Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met with American business executives to discuss economic cooperation on the first day of the United States (US) – ASEAN Special Summit held in Washington, D.C., USA.

Hosted by President Joseph Biden, Jr., the Special Summit coincided with the commemoration of 45 years of US-ASEAN relations, an opportune time to reinforce the ASEAN’s important role in the Indo-Pacific Region.

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. attended the US-ASEAN Special Summit as the Representative of the Government of the Philippines.