ASEAN: 2nd US-ASEAN Summit likely

Updated On: Nov 16, 2009

UNITED States President Barack Obama has said that he would like to meet all 10 Asean leaders again next year, after participating in yesterday's first Asean-US Leaders meeting, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Speaking at a media conference yesterday after the weeklong Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Leaders' Week, Mr Lee said that Mr Obama is "very much focused on Asia".

During the Asean-US summit - which lasted over one hour - Mr Obama said that he wanted to work with Asean on areas like education, as well as social and cultural cooperation, said Mr Lee.

The leaders also agreed to work on other areas like furthering economic cooperation and fighting terrorism. 

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Kenny Chee, " 2nd US-ASEAN Summit likely", Asia One, November 15, 2009, http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20091116-18...

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