April 16, 2022


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The US-ASEAN Business Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce offer their strong support for the upcoming U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit in Washington, DC from May 12-13, 2022.

“The Biden-Harris administration continues to demonstrate its commitment to our ASEAN friends and partners, even while managing a crisis in Eastern Europe,” said US-ASEAN Business Council President & CEO, Ambassador Ted Osius. “In its first year, this administration has shown up and done yeoman’s work in beginning to reinvigorate U.S. relations with Southeast Asia. The American business community looks forward to this summit as a critical opportunity to strengthen economic ties and promote American leadership in the Indo-Pacific.”

“We strongly support the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to engage across Southeast Asia and are encouraged by the announcement of the upcoming summit,” said U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant. “We particularly commend the Administration for holding this Summit even amid the ongoing conflict and crisis in the Ukraine; in fact, doing so at this time demonstrates the seriousness of the American commitment to Southeast Asia.  Engaging these countries is critical to revitalizing and expanding ties across the Indo-Pacific region, which in turn is central to American economic and strategic interests.”

About the US-ASEAN Business Council

Since 1984, the US-ASEAN Business Council has been the premier advocacy organization for U.S. corporations operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).  Worldwide, the Council's membership of almost 180 companies generates almost US$7 trillion in revenue and employs more than 14.5 million people.  Today our members include the largest U.S. companies conducting business in ASEAN and range from newcomers to the region to companies that have been working in Southeast Asia for more than 100 years.  The Council has nine offices around the globe, in Washington, DC; New York, NY; Bangkok, Thailand; Hanoi, Vietnam; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Manila, Philippines; Singapore; and Yangon, Myanmar.