11/13/2020 10:05 PM EST
Office of the Spokesperson
Senior White House officials met with the leaders of the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States to advance our strategic partnership during the 8th U.S.-ASEAN Summit held November 13 (November 14 in Southeast Asia). The officials reaffirmed their support for a free and open Indo-Pacific as outlined in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy and the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific. Our vision is based on ASEAN centrality and a shared respect for freedom of the seas and skies; sovereignty; market-based economics, open investment, and fair and reciprocal trade; and supporting transparency and good governance.
The officials paid particular attention to advancing human capital development across the region. In the past 15 years, the United States has invested over $930 million to support education in ASEAN countries and $785 million to support academic, cultural and professional exchanges.
U.S.-ASEAN HEALTH FUTURES
U.S.-ASEAN SMART CITIES PARTNERSHIP
LAW ENFORCEMENT & SECURITY
SUPPORT FOR THE ASEAN SECRETARIAT
For the full text in English (including details of the programs above), please click here: https://www.state.gov/united-states-and-asean-a-billion-futures-across-the-indo-pacific/