Focused on the Indian need for appearances, she de-hyphenated her visit from Pakistan and bracketed it with ASEAN.
Washington used to tell ASEAN, if we are going to talk, Myanmar has to leave the room.
Clinton ends her foreign trip on the island resort of Phuket, Thailand, for an ASEAN meeting of Southeast Asian leaders.
It is about ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations, of which Burma is a member].
No wonder that China, Japan, India, and the European Union have all lined up to create free trade pacts with ASEAN.
The U.S. trade relationship with ASEAN is currently larger than it is with China.
“For the record, this was not our understanding … we did not realize [this] would be translated into an ASEAN consensus,” he said.
initialism for Association of South-East Asian Nations, formed 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand; since expanded to 10 nations.