1. The ASEAN Post Ministerial Conference (PMC) 10+1 Session with the United States of America was held on 10 September 2020. The Meeting was co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Saleumxay Kommasith, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), and the Honourable Michael Pompeo, Secretary of State of the United States of America.

2. The Meeting noted with satisfaction the full implementation of the Plan of Action to Implement the ASEAN-U.S. Strategic Partnership (2016-2020). Noting that the current Plan of Action is due to be completed this year, the Meeting adopted the new Plan of Action (2021-2025) that will guide both sides in further strengthening the ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue Relations in the next five years, based on the objectives and principles of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) and in line with the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy. The Meeting also welcomed the signing of the Regional Development Cooperation Agreement (RDCA) between ASEAN and the USAID, which encompasses all ongoing USAID’s programmes, including the ASEAN-U.S. Inclusive Growth in ASEAN through Innovation, Trade and ECommerce (IGNITE) and the ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Regional Optimization within the Political-Security and Socio-Cultural Communities (PROSPECT), and to create potentials for new areas of cooperation.

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ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial Meeting