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Asean-US economic engagement should go beyond just talk: PM Lee

He suggests developing the Expanded Economic Engagement, mooted by the US in 2012, to give it substance

Mr Lee (extreme left) said Asean had pressing challenges ahead, and that greater economic cooperation with the US was one way the two sides could deal with them together, boost regional growth and create new opportunities.

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

ASEAN and US economic engagement needs more substance than just talk, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told Singapore reporters on Thursday, after the 25th Asean Summit wrapped up here.

The 10-member regional grouping already has a free-trade agreement (FTA)...