PM Ismail Sabri meets US President Biden, Asean leaders at White House

PM Ismail Sabri meets US President Biden, Asean leaders at White House

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (front second, right) attends the Bicameral Bipartisan Working Lunch Hosted by House of Representatives Speaker in Washington May 13, 2022. ― Bernama pic

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WASHINGTON, May 13 ― Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob met with United States (US) President Joe Biden and Asean leaders at the White House today.

President Biden hosted in-person the leaders of Asean for a two-day Asean-US Special Summit here starting today.

Ismail Sabri also joined Biden and Asean leaders for a group photo at the compound of the White House.

They then proceeded to an official dinner hosted by President Biden at the White House.

This is the second time such a summit with Southeast Asian leaders is hosted by an American President in the US.

In February 2016, then-president Barack Obama welcomed Asean leaders in Sunnylands, California.

Other Asean leaders spotted at the White House were Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore and Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Laos Prime Minister Dr Phankham Viphavanh were also in attendance. ― Bernama      

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