U.S. – ASEAN Business Council Meeting with ASEAN Secretary General

USABC with Ambassador Carden and SecGen Minh
USABC with Ambassador Carden and SecGen Minh

Ambassador Carden and CEOs from ACE insurance, ConocoPhilips, Ernst & Young, Motorola, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Underwriters Laboratories met with ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh June 25.  U.S.-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) Chairman and ACE CEO Evan Greenberg pointed out that with the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other agreements, the economic relationship between the United States and Southeast Asia will only continue to grow stronger.  Secretary General Minh expressed that if the U.S. private sector could assist Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar in their efforts to accede to APEC, it would be extremely helpful in realizing the goal of an ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, which would have the indirect effect of making ASEAN an even more attractive market.