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Najib joins Obama at US-Asean summit

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and other Southeast Asian leaders join President Barack Obama at the two-day US-Asean summit currently under way in Sunnylands, California.

The focus of the leaders' gathering yesterday (today in Malaysia) is on strengthening Asean's economic growth through innovation and entrepreneurship.

Foreign Minister Anifah Aman and International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed joined Najib during the discussion on economic matters.

Malaysia, as 2015 Asean chair, hosted the Third Asean-US Summit in Kuala Lumpur in November last year.

It was then that Obama invited the leaders of the 10-member grouping to meet on US soil for the first time.

Asean groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Obama and his Asean guests are scheduled to attend a dinner at the meeting venue - Sunnylands, a 90ha estate in Rancho Mirage, where they will continue their discussion.

They are expected to deliberate on political and security matters including counter-terrorism, maritime and transnational issues today (tomorrow in Malaysia). - Bernama

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