• Kyodo


The United States announced Thursday over $150 million in investment to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for infrastructure, maritime security and other initiatives as it kicked off a two-day summit meeting with ASEAN in Washington.

The gathering, being held amid Russia’s war in Ukraine, is intended to demonstrate the United States’ “enduring commitment” to the 10-member group in the region, where China has been expanding its influence, according to the White House.

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