US attaches importance to cooperation with ASEAN

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(VOVWORLD) - The US has affirmed appreciation for cooperation with ASEAN and ASEAN’s important position in the Indo-Pacific strategy based on the principles of freedom, transparency, law compliance, as well as ASEAN’s central role and ASEAN-led mechanisms.
US attaches importance to cooperation with ASEAN - ảnh 1 Delegates at the event (Photo: VNA) 

At the 11th meeting of the ASEAN-US Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) in Jakarta on Friday, the US said it will continue intensifying collaboration with ASEAN via building the ASEAN-US Plan of Action until 2025, the ASEAN-USAID Partnership for Regional Optimisation with the Political-Security and Socio-Cultural Communities, and the USAID Inclusive Growth in ASEAN through Innovation, Trade and E-Commerce project.

The US committed further support for ASEAN’s efforts and role in the negotiations of a Code of Conduct in the East Sea with China, ensuring maritime security and safety, peaceful settlement of disputes in line with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.