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Fear of conflict between China and the United States

FThe Summit of the Union of Southeast Asian Nations receives an event with a regional center ASEAN Currently more focused. There is no power that does not want to sit at the table when the ten member states invite various dialogue allies, including the United States, China, Australia, India, Japan and Russia, to meet on Wednesday. With increasing geopolitical rivalry between the United States and China, Southeast Asia is becoming more focused. Over the past few months, Washington has sought closer ties, sending Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to the region. During a virtual meeting with ASEAN heads of state, President Joe Biden said, “I want to tell you directly how important the United States’ relationship with ASEAN is.

To back up words with action, was பிடன் Pledged $ 100 million for initiatives with increased involvement with the region. Australia also announced on Wednesday that it would invest $ 160 million in projects with Southeast Asian states. The region is located at the center of an area of ​​strategic importance known as the Indo-Pacific for some time. The United States and Australia are not the only ones noticing this. The so-called Federal Government Guidelines on Indo-Pacific, developed over a year ago, also give ASEAN an important place. The EU is doing the same in its strategy for the Indo-Pacific region. The EU is not at the summit, but at the ASEAN Regional Forum on Security Policy.