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US committed to Asean centrality; looks to broaden partnership

"Our economic engagement has created hundreds of thousands of jobs on both sides of the Pacific. Asean is the No 1 destination for US investment in Asia," says Mr Pompeo


THE US remains committed to Asean centrality under America's Indo-Pacific strategy, and looks forward to broadening and deepening its strategic partnership with the region, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his first meeting with his Asean counterparts on Friday.


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