At no level in the two-day schedule of the U.S.-ASEAN summit is there any time allotted for President Joe Biden to satisfy one-on-one with any of the visiting Southeast Asian leaders. As a substitute, the eight leaders will meet collectively with the President and different senior-level stakeholders.
This isn’t a brand new apply. President Barack Obama dominated out bilateral conferences throughout the 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and Donald Trump did as effectively in 2017 when he opted as a substitute for a bunch lunch in New York the place he famously thanked the president of the non-existent nation of “Nambia.”
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