US Senators Bob Menendez and Jim Risch, Chairman and Rating Member of the Senate International Relations Committee (SFRC), had been joined by Senators Ed Markey and Mitt Romney, Chairman and Rating Member of the SFRC Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and Worldwide Cybersecurity Coverage, in introducing the Senate decision.
The decision welcomes representatives from the governments of ASEAN member states to attend the US-ASEAN Particular Summit to be held in Washington D.C. for the primary time; helps and affirms the complete implementation of the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018 with regard to elevating the connection between the 2 sides; and urges the US-ASEAN Particular Summit to prioritise the pursuit of a strong financial agenda.
It reaffirms the significance of US-ASEAN financial engagement, urges ASEAN to proceed its efforts to foster higher integration and unity throughout the ASEAN neighborhood, in addition to to foster higher integration and unity with non-ASEAN financial, political, and safety companions; and recognises the worth of strategic financial initiatives like US-ASEAN Join, which demonstrates a dedication to ASEAN and the AEC and builds upon financial relationships within the area.
It additionally helps ASEAN member states in addressing regional maritime and territorial disputes in a constructive method; and urges all involved events to keep away from endeavor any actions that undermine stability or complicate or escalate disputes, to demilitarize islands, reefs, shoals and different options, to oppose actions by any nation that forestall different international locations from exercising their sovereign rights to the assets of their unique financial zones and continental cabinets, and to oppose unilateral declarations of administrative and navy districts in contested areas within the East Sea (South China Sea).
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