President’s Newsletter – October 2018
Greetings from Washington. Fall has arrived in the nation’s capital and with it the cool weather.
The change in seasons, however, has not deterred Washington from keeping its focus on ASEAN. Both Secretary of the Treasury Mnuchin and Secretary of Defense Mattis have traveled to the region in the last two weeks. Secretary Mnuchin attended the World Bank-IMF Fall Meetings in Bali, Indonesia while Secretary Mattis visited Vietnam on his way to the ASEAN Ministers of Defense Meeting Plus in Singapore. This continued engagement is a clear indication of the Trump Administration’s commitment to ASEAN Centrality and the IndoPacific Policy.