US Department of State, Washington, D.C., USA
May 13, 2022

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. exchanged views with United States (US) President Joseph Biden, Jr. and fellow Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders on regional and global issues during the last agenda of the US-ASEAN Special Summit at the US Department of State in Washington, D.C.

Hosted by President Biden, 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.

In a press statement previously released by the 2022 ASEAN Chair Cambodia, the Summit underlines discussions on intensifying partnership in various areas that include COVID-19 response and global health security, climate change, sustainable development, maritime cooperation, human capital development, education and people-to-people ties, connectivity and economic engagement.

Secretary Locsin participated in the event as the Representative of the Government of the Philippines.