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President Obama to host second U.S.-ASEAN Leaders Meeting
The President will host a meeting with leaders of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in New York City on September 24, 2010. The President has invited the leaders of the ten ASEAN member states as well as ASEAN’s Secretary General to join him for the second ever U.S.-ASEAN leaders meeting. At the first such meeting, held in Singapore in November 2009, the President and the ASEAN leaders pledged to deepen cooperation in a number of areas of common concern including trade and investment, regional security, disaster management, food and energy security, and climate change. The President looks forward to working with the leaders to assess the progress on these issues, identify future efforts to strengthen U.S.-ASEAN relations, and discuss multilateral approaches for greater regional cooperation.