• Short Summary

    In Washington, Cabinet Ministers from the five partners of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been meeting officials of the Carter Administration to discuss trade relations.

  • Description

    In Washington, Cabinet Ministers from the five partners of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been meeting officials of the Carter Administration to discuss trade relations. It is the first time in the Association's 11-year history that it has had such high-level discussions with an American Government. Observers see the meeting as a signal of the end of apparent American disinterest in Southeast Asia since the end of the Vietnam War.. The ASEAN partners are Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines - and American officials have been stressing the alleged contrast between the co-operation of these five countries and the tension of Asia's Communist nations.

    SYNOPSIS: American Secretary of State, Cyrus Vance, welcomed the Foreign Ministers to Washington on Thursday (3 August) and stressed United States support for the Association's goals. In reply, the ASEAN spokesman, Dr Carlos Romulo of the Philippines, welcomed such support but also had???a warning.

    Singapore's Foreign Minister, Mr. S. Rajaratnam, describes the United States as a far-seeing global power.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABQ09C5GF2J1KAASQFQNUYGR79
    Media URN:
    VLVABQ09C5GF2J1KAASQFQNUYGR79
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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