The Assam Tribune

Biden to announce '100 million spending at ASEAN summit

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WASHINGTON, Oct 26: President Joe Biden on Tuesday will announce a '100 million initiative meant to beef up the US relationsh­ip with the organisati­on of Southeast Asian nations, according to the White House.

Biden is set to participat­e on Tuesday morning in a virtual summit with the 10-member Associatio­n of Southeast Asian Nations.

It marks the first time since 2017, when President Donald Trump participat­ed in the summit, that a US president will take part in a meeting of the bloc.

It comes as Biden is looking to strengthen the US presence in the Pacific in the face of China"s growth as a national security and economic adversary. $ AP

 ?? ?? Taliban border fighters take part in an exercise after a three-week training programme in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, southweste­rn Afghanista­n. – AP/PTI
Taliban border fighters take part in an exercise after a three-week training programme in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, southweste­rn Afghanista­n. – AP/PTI

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