US-ASEAN Summit to be held in NY, not DC

Updated On: Sep 03, 2010

The second US-ASEAN Summit, scheduled for September 24 alongside the UN General Assembly, will be held in NYC. Earlier, some had hoped that the meeting would be held in Washington, DC, a more symbolic location.

The meeting will bring together heads of state from the 10 ASEAN governments and US President Barack Obama.

A formal agenda for the talks has yet to be tabled, though some expect that rising tensions in the South China Sea will feature prominently.

The meeting will last 90 minutes, up from 75 minutes last year when it was hosted for the first time by Singapore alongside the APEC conference in November.

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