President Washington-Biden aims to welcome Southeast Asian leaders at the White House on Thursday and Friday to convey a message of solidarity and provide a breakwater against China’s influence in the region. Russia invades Ukraine.
The two-day summit will cover a variety of topics such as trade, human rights and climate change, but emphasizes Biden’s foreign policy team building a unified front against China, one of the president’s main goals. It is also part of our efforts. Because it is increasingly showing its economic and military power all over the world.
As a candidate, Mr Biden promised to put China at the center of his foreign policy. Instead, senior government officials admitted to reporters Wednesday that the war in Europe created daily demands for the president and his team to consume time and energy.
However, officials who demanded anonymity in preparing for the summit said Biden remained concerned and focused on the need to prevent China from dominating the Indo-Pacific. According to officials, the two-day gathering of 10 global leaders in Washington is an opportunity to demonstrate that commitment.
Biden is also traveling to Japan and South Korea from May 20th to May 24th. This is a trip that focuses primarily on China. White House officials do not provide travel details, but he is expected to meet fellow leaders in other so-called quad countries: India, Japan, Australia.
On Thursday, Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders will meet with Chairman Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers to meet at a hotel in Washington to discuss business opportunities with Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and US industry executives. Mr Biden will be welcoming a leader because executives have said he will have an intimate dinner at the White House on Thursday night.
On Friday, Asian leaders will meet with Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken in the morning, and then with Mr. Biden at the White House.
According to government officials, the group will discuss trade opportunities, passage of disputed waterways, including the South China Sea, and other topics.
One of them is likely to be Myanmar, one of the members of the group, and Aung San Suu Kyi was banished as a national civilian leader last year when the military served in the army. Performing a coup d’etat.. Government officials said the United States and the countries in the region were focused on the situation and were dissatisfied with it.
He said Thursday’s summit planners were considering placing an empty chair in the room where leaders were meeting to register their disapproval.
The summit will also be an opportunity to show that Harris is focusing on the region. She led an American delegation to Asia last summer, using her speech in Singapore to condemn China’s “illegal allegations” against the South China Sea and “weaken rule-based order and sovereignty of the state. I threaten you. “
Government officials said Harris plans to use Friday’s meeting with Asian leaders to focus more directly on climate change, clean energy and sustainable infrastructure. ..