Obama Hosts ASEAN Leaders Summit

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  • Hosting 19 leaders of the ASEAN countries for the summit, Obama said, “Few regions present more opportunity to the 21st century than the Asia Pacific.
  • “Together, we can continue to increase our security cooperation to meet shared challenges,” he said as he welcomed leaders of Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia at Rancho Mirage in California.
  • This is for the first time that the US President has hosted ASEAN leaders for a summit meeting.