ASEAN, US to further strengthen relations
JAKARTA, 5 April 2017 – ASEAN and the United States (U.S.) reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen their strategic partnership at the 8th ASEAN-U.S. Joint Cooperation Committee Meeting held at the ASEAN Secretariat yesterday.
The meeting serves as a key institutional mechanism to review ASEAN-U.S. functional cooperation and discuss ways to advance cooperation.
Amidst the on-going transition under the new administration, the U.S. reaffirmed their continued support to ASEAN, particularly under the five priority areas of cooperation, namely transnational challenges, maritime cooperation, economic integration, fostering emerging leaders and women’s opportunities.
Both sides noted the upward trajectory of ASEAN-U.S. cooperation and the progress made in the implementation of the ASEAN-U.S. Plan of Action (2016-2020). Noting that this year marks the 40th anniversary of ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue Relations, the meeting highlighted the importance of taking stock of the achievements made and to explore ways to further deepen the ASEAN-U.S. ties.
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