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Todo suporta! Trump vows to work with ASEAN for free, open Indo-Pacific region

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United States President Donald Trump has vowed to work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to achieve progress.

In his speech at the 5th ASEAN-US Summit commemoration, Trump lauded ASEAN for promoting peace and security in Southeast Asia in the past 50 years.

“I’m here to advance peace, to promote security, and to work with you to achieve a truly free and open Indo-Pacific where we are proud and we have sovereign nations and we thrive and everybody wants to prosper,” he said.

Trump said the US remains committed to ASEAN’s central role as a regional forum for total cooperation.

“This diplomatic partnership advances the security and prosperity of the American people and the people of all Indo-Pacific nations,” he said.