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Three-day US-Asean Partnership Forum kicks off in Jakarta on Monday

2019-02-11 10:18:22       source:The Straits Times

February 10, 2019

JAKARTA --- The challenges confronting the United States and Asean - including natural disasters, the scourge of ISIS, maritime tensions and rising populism - and how both sides can work together to overcome them will be discussed at a forum, beginning on Monday (Feb 11).

More than 70 experts, foreign policy specialists and young leaders from the US and South-east Asia will gather in Jakarta for the three-day US-Asean Partnership Forum which marks 42 years of close ties between them.

It is organised by the Pacific Forum, a Honolulu-based foreign policy research institute, in partnership with the Habibie Centre, a Jakarta-based think-tank, and supported by the US Mission to Asean.

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