On November 25, 2020, the US-ASEAN Business Council met with Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha as part of its first hybrid business mission to Thailand, in which engagements had both in-person and virtual aspects. Over the course of three days, the Council delegation of 39 companies was able to meet with the Prime Minister and key members of his cabinet to discuss critical issues including COVID-19 vaccine delivery, future energy resources of the kingdom, human capital development and digital inclusivity.
The Council met with Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen and his entire economic cabinet as part of its inaugural virtual business mission to Cambodia, which took place from September 21-25.
On August 26, the Council led its 21st consecutive delegation to the 52nd AEM, beginning with a consultative plenary session with all ten ASEAN Economic Ministers Co- Chaired by Vietnam Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh, and the U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. The mission was co-led by Alexander Feldman, Chairman, President & CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council, Chair of the Council’s ASEAN Committee, Simon Dale, who is also Managing Director-South East Asia, Adobe as well as Council Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director Ambassador Michael Michalak.
The US-ASEAN Business Council met with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during its annual Vietnam Business Mission on March 4, 2020. Following the meeting, Prime Minister Phuc witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Council and the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) on strengthening industrial trade and cooperation.