The American leader also announced that the United States, together with its partners, “will study the development of an economic framework for the Indian and Pacific Oceans regions.”
U.S. President Joe Biden, addressing the participants of the East Asian Summit (EAS) via video link on Wednesday, declared the firm commitment of the United States to the Indian and Pacific oceans regions.
“U.S. President Joe Biden today joined the leaders of the ASEAN countries via video link, as well as representatives of Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea and Russia during the annual East Asian Summit, during which they (the participants of the meeting) discussed regional and global challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis. President Biden reaffirmed the firm commitment of the United States to the Indian and Pacific oceans regions, and also outlined his vision of the region, which aims to ensure that it is open, interconnected, prosperous, sustainable and secure,” the White House press service said.
The American leader also “reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to an order based on international norms and expressed concern about threats to this order.” “He made it clear that the United States will continue to stand together with allies and partners in support of democracy, human rights, the rule of law and freedom of navigation,” the White House said.
In addition, Biden “announced that the United States, together with partners, will study the development of an economic framework for the Indian and Pacific oceans regions.” “It will define our common goals in the field of trade facilitation, digital economy and technology standards, supply chain sustainability, decarbonization and clean energy, infrastructure, labor standards and other areas of mutual interest,” the press release says.