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Kamala Harris Announces Plan to Build US-ASEAN Center

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VOInews, Jakarta: US Vice President Kamala Harris announced plans for the US and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to establish a US-ASEAN Center in Washington DC. She made the announcement at the opening of the 11th ASEAN-US Summit in Jakarta, Wednesday (6/9/2023).

"Today I am pleased to announce that through a public-private partnership, we will establish the first US-ASEAN Center in Washington DC," she said.

She explained that the facility will support ASEAN activities including further exchange of people and academic institutions.

"This center will facilitate official ASEAN interactions and support further exchanges between communities, businesses and academic institutions," she said.

She further said that as leaders, both ASEAN and the US must address current global challenges, while investing in a long-term vision. According to her, leaders must be able to look forward by measuring the steps taken today.

"The US and ASEAN share priority interests and long-term visions," she concluded. (VOI/Andy)

 

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