US-ASEAN Business Council and US Chamber of Commerce commend President Biden for inviting ASEAN leaders to a special summit in the US
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, May 12-13, 2022.
“The Biden-Harris administration continues to demonstrate its commitment to our friends and partners in ASEAN, even while managing a crisis in Eastern Europe,” said Ambassador Ted Osius, President and CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council. “In its first year, this administration has shown itself and done a remarkable job in beginning to reinvigorate American relations with Southeast Asia. The American business community looks forward to this summit as a crucial opportunity to strengthen economic ties and promote American leadership in the Indo-Pacific.
“We strongly support the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to engage across Southeast Asia and are encouraged by the announcement of the upcoming summit,” the executive vice president and chief business officer said. of the United States Chamber of Commerce, Myron Brilliant. “We particularly commend the administration for organizing this summit despite the ongoing conflict and crisis in Ukraine; in fact, doing so at this time demonstrates the seriousness of US engagement in Southeast Asia. The engagement of these countries is critical to revitalizing and expanding ties in the Indo-Pacific region, which in turn is central to US economic and strategic interests.
About the United States-ASEAN Business Council
Since 1984, the US-ASEAN Business Council has been the premier advocacy organization for American business operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Worldwide, the Council’s 180 member companies generate nearly $7 trillion in revenue and employ more than 14.5 million people. Today, our members include the largest US companies doing business in ASEAN and range from newcomers to the region to companies that have worked in Southeast Asia for over 100 years. The Council has nine offices around the world, in Washington, DC; New York, NY; Bangkok, Thailand; Hanoi, Viet Nam; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Manila, Philippines; Singapore; and Yangon, Burma.