Biden to host rescheduled summit with Southeast Asian leaders

President Joe Biden will host the leaders from Southeast Asia for a special summit May 12 and 13 that was postponed from last month.

The announcement from the White House Saturday said the gathering with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will “build on” the October 2021 summit with the 10 countries. It was at last year’s meeting where Biden announced $102 million in initiatives focused on the region targeting Covid-19 recovery, the climate crisis, economic growth and gender equality.

White House press Secretary Jen Psaki emphasized in the statement that it is

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