Phnom Penh (FN), May 13 – American president Joe Biden warmly welcomed Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen in his capacity as the rotating chair of ASEAN and other ASEAN leaders.

The White House reception was held on 12 May 2022 (Washington time).

ASEAN leaders and president Joe Biden met to discuss ways and means to intensify cooperation in various areas, including COVID19 response and global health security, climate change, sustainable development, maritime cooperation, human capital development, education and people-to-people ties, as well as connectivity and economic engagement.

During this historic meeting, the leaders of ASEAN and the United States will chart the future direction of ASEAN-US relations and seek to further enhance strategic partnership for the mutual benefits of the peoples of ASEAN and the United States.