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Biden to announce $100 million spending at ASEAN summit

Biden to announce $100 million spending at ASEAN summit
President Joe Biden on Tuesday will announce a $100 million initiative meant to beef up the U.S. relationship with Southeast Asian nations, the White House says

总统 乔拜登 on Tuesday will announce a $100 million initiative meant to beef up the U.S. relationship with the organization of Southeast Asian nations, 根据 白色的房子

Biden is set to participate on Tuesday morning in a virtual summit with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations It marks the first time since 2017, when President 唐纳德·特朗普 participated in the summit, that a U.S. president will take part in a meeting of the bloc.

It comes as Biden is looking to strengthen the U.S. presence in the Pacific in the face of China’s growth as a national security and economic adversary.

The new funding will include money for health spending, a new climate initiative, programs to assist with the economic recovery caused by the coronavirus pandemic and education programs.