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16/05/2018: ASEAN COMMITTEE IN WASHINGTON HOLDS 1ST REGULAR MEETING UNDER PH CHAIRMANSHIP

PRESS RELEASE
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16 May 2018

The first regular meeting of the ASEAN Committee in Washington (ACW) under the Philippines’ chairmanship was held on 11 May 2018 at the Philippine Chancery Annex building.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez presided over the first regular meeting of the ASEAN Committee in Washington (ACW) under the Philippines’ chairmanship on 11 May 2018 at the Philippine Chancery Annex building.

The meeting included a working luncheon with Ms. Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director of the Washington DC office of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), and Ms. Lindsey Ford, ASPI Director for Political-Security Affairs.

The discussions revolved around ASPI’s initiative to come up with a white paper on ASEAN-US relations, along with practical recommendations on how to advance the strategic partnership following the 40th Anniversary of relations that was celebrated last year.

Mr. Alex Feldman, President and CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) also briefly joined the regular meeting to apprise the group of various upcoming USABC-related activities.

The ACW regularly engages in discussions on how to raise the profile of ASEAN in the US, both at government and private sector levels. Special briefings by US Government officials and members of US foreign policy circles complement the regular meetings with the end view to coordinating strategies to sustain and enhance the ASEAN-US strategic partnership. ###

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16 May 2018

ACW meets with Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) Vice President and Managing Director of the Washington DC officeMs. Wendy Cutler, and US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) President and CEO Mr. Alex Feldman, at a working lunch following the 1st regular ACW meeting held on 11 May 2018.