02 Jan '12, 5am

ASEAN welcomes US re-engagement in the region

BEIJING: After years of neglect, the United States has again made its presence felt in the region, even reaching out to and building bridges with Myanmar. And ASEAN has welcomed this re-engagement and renewed interest. Dr Surin Pitsuwan, ASEAN Secretary-General, said: "The re-engagement of the US in the region through ASEAN on many issues will be helpful to the region. "I think the US has also seen that that is beneficial to them because this is the market, this is the where the consumers are, (and) if they want to export, if they want to sell, this is where they have to focus on. So I think the absence of the US in the past has been an anomaly." Dr Surin noted that despite differences and disagreements, both China and ASEAN are identifying strengths that can be complementary to cooperation. "We have to develop a better integrated market... The more the West is going down ...

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