Trump invites ASEAN leaders to a special summit in America[/rtl]
[rtl]Release date:: 2019/11/4 9:56 • 41 times read[/rtl]
US President Donald Trump has called on leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to "special summit" in the United States early next year, during their annual summit that ends Monday, in Bangkok, capital of Thailand.
Robert O'Brien, the US national security adviser who attended the ASEAN meeting on behalf of Trump, invited the ASEAN leaders, which include 10 countries and six countries from the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
A group of Asian countries attending the Bangkok meeting failed to reach an understanding on a comprehensive economic partnership agreement.
According to a report published in the newspaper "Bangkok Post" Thai, 16 countries held a ministerial meeting in Bangkok, on Saturday, on the agreement of the Comprehensive Regional Economic Partnership "RECEP".
According to the report, the meeting failed to reach an understanding on the agreement, and high-level officials participated in it expressed optimism that it will be signed by the end of this year.
He explained that among the topics that did not agree on, tariffs and investment, in addition to various other points, and of great importance, without giving further details.
The ASEAN member countries are Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, the Philippines, Brunei, Laos and Cambodia, as well as the countries of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand.
On Friday, the 35th ASEAN Summit kicked off in Bangkok and will last for four days. is over