The US-ASEAN Business Council and the US Chamber of Commerce commend President Biden for inviting ASEAN leaders to the special summit in the United States

WASHINGTON, DC — The US-ASEAN Business Council and the US Chamber of Commerce offer their strong support for the upcoming US-ASEAN Special Summit in Washington, DC on May 12-13, 2022.

“The Biden-Harris administration continues to demonstrate its commitment to our ASEAN friends and partners even as it navigates a crisis in Eastern Europe,” said Ambassador Ted Osius, President and CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council. “In its first year, this administration showed up and did the job of Yeoman by beginning to revitalize US ties with Southeast Asia. The American business community looks forward to this summit as a crucial opportunity to strengthen economic ties and foster American leadership in the Indo-Pacific.”

“We strongly support the efforts of the Biden-Harris administration to engage across Southeast Asia and are encouraged by the announcement of the upcoming summit,” said Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of international affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “We particularly commend the government for holding this summit even in the midst of the ongoing conflict and crisis in Ukraine; Indeed, at this point in time, it demonstrates the seriousness of American engagement in Southeast Asia. Engaging these countries is critical to revitalizing and expanding ties in the Indo-Pacific region, which in turn is central to America’s economic and strategic interests.”

About the US-ASEAN Business Council

Since 1984, the US-ASEAN Business Council has been the premier advocacy group for US businesses operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Globally, nearly 180 Council-affiliated companies generate nearly $7 trillion in sales and employ more than 14.5 million people. Today, our members include the largest US companies doing business in ASEAN, ranging from newcomers to the region to companies that have been doing business in Southeast Asia for more than 100 years. The Council has nine offices worldwide, in Washington, DC; New York, NY; Bangkok, Thailand; Hanoi, Vietnam; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Manila, Philippines; Singapore; and Yangon, Myanmar.

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