Phnom Penh (FN), Apr. 4 – Asian Vision Institute (AVI), in collaboration with The Asia Foundation, organised a webinar on «US-Southeast Asian Relations under Joe Biden» via ZOOM and Facebook Live Streaming on 2 April 2021.

«The Webinar discussed the Asia Foundation’s recent report on [Urgent Issues in US-Southeast Asian Relations for 2021]. The panelists discussed challenges facing the region in security, economy, trade, infrastructure, climate change, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the escalating rivalries between the US and China,» the press release said.

«They suggested that the US should (1) recognise the importance of Southeast Asia and ASEAN as an actual player, not simply a piece on the U.S.-China chessboard, (2) forge a new initiative to promote secure and resilient US-ASEAN supply chains and seek ASEAN’s cooperation in reforming the WTO, and (3) negotiate digital trade agreements with ASEAN countries.»

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