10th ASEAN-United States Summit

​His Majesty attended the 10th ASEAN-United States Summit and ASEAN-Canada Commemorative Summit, which were held on 12th November afternoon, at the Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel, Kingdom of Cambodia. Accompanying His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen. At the 10th ASEAN-United States Summit, His Majesty in a titah highlights the U.S.’ continued contribution to ASEAN’s socio-economic progress and development, and expresses appreciation for its continued support through leadership and educational programmes such as Fulbright, Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, Y-SEALI and the ASEAN-U.S. Internship which has helped build understanding among our people and strengthen their capabilities. In working towards regional recovery, His Majesty emphasises that ASEAN and the U.S. should enhance collaboration on digital infrastructures and e-commerce, particularly for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Peoples and businesses are fast becoming more dependent on the internet, which exposes them to constant cybersecurity threats, such as data breaches and fraud.

 

In this regard, His Majesty looks forward to more capacity-building programmes and knowledge-transfer from the U.S. to strengthen cybersecurity capabilities. In concluding the titah, His Majesty expresses confidence that the establishment of the ASEAN-U.S. Comprehensive Strategic Partnership will be more meaningful, substantive and mutually beneficial. Meanwhile, His Excellency Joseph R. Biden JUNIOR, President of the United States of America, in his statement emphasised that ASEAN is at the heart of the U.S.’ IndoPacific strategy and will continue to strengthen its commitment to tackle major issues including climate change and health security in pursuit of an Indo-Pacific region that is free, open, stable and prosperous.

 

At the Summit, Leaders stressed on the need to ensure that the ASEAN-U.S. Comprehensive Strategic Partnership will bolster economic recovery and regional resilience by promoting cooperation in maritime security, clean energy and digital development. At the end of the Summit, the ASEAN-U.S. Leaders’ Statement on the Establishment of the ASEAN-U.S. Comprehensive Strategic Partnership was issued.

 

 

Source: Radio Television Brunei