Taken Question
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
August 27, 2010

QUESTION: Why is there no U.S. representation at the ASEAN trade conference in Da Nang?

ANSWER: Leading representatives of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council met with ASEAN representatives at the conference in Da Nang. U.S. Government economic and trade officials maintain constant and active dialogue with their ASEAN counterparts, and we consider the U.S.-ASEAN economic relationship to be a high priority. We look forward to continuing these contacts going forward.

PRN: 2010/1164