President Obama Attends 3rd ASEAN-U.S. Summit in Kuala Lumpur

President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall event in Malaysia on Nov. 20
President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall event in Malaysia on Nov. 20

President Barack Obama visited Malaysia Nov. 20-22 for summit meetings with ASEAN and other allies in the region. The President spoke to a group of young people in a town hall event as well as at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit. The President signed a Joint Statement on the ASEAN-U.S. Strategic Partnership.

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also attended a Nov. 22 summit meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN event in Kuala Lumpur. Abe met with President Obama at a Japan-U.S. bilateral as well as a meeting of countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, where President Obama expressed his appreciation for the U.S.-Japan Alliance.