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US and ASEAN have agreed to pursue and invest in clean energy multilaterally
Asian Political News,
weekly reports covers current political news in Asia, November 21,
LD: U.S. ASEAN agree on enhanced comprehensive partnership”,
The agreement aimed at promoting strategic dialogue between the United States and Southeast Asian nations comes
at a time when the China-led East Asian summit, which excludes Washington, will be launched next month.
According to the statement, the partnership ''is comprehensive, action-oriented, and forward-looking, and
comprising political and security cooperation, economic cooperation, and social and development cooperation.''
statement calls on foreign, trade and economics ministers to begin talks to develop an action plan, with the
assistance of senior officials, to implement the partnership. The initiative covers 17 areas of cooperation in the
political and security, economic, and social and development fields. The areas include seeking a trade and
investment accord, combating pirates, arms proliferation and terrorism, promoting clean energy, attaining
sustainable development, and fighting bird flu, AIDs and other infectious disease. Among them, the United States
will support the integration of ASEAN leading to an ASEAN Community
and back the ASEAN Regional Forum as
the ''premier regional political and security forum in the Asia-Pacific forum with ASEAN as the driving force.''
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