Biden should give ASEAN leaders face time to improve ties, says Cambodian minister

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By David Brunnstrom and Simon Lewis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden should give Southeast Asian leaders more personal time during a summit in Washington next week if his administration is serious about elevating U.S. ties with the region, where China holds significant sway, a senior Cambodian official told Reuters on Friday. No individual meetings were currently planned between the region’s leaders and Biden when the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meets with Biden as a bloc for talks on May 12 and 13, said Kao Kim Hourn, a minister and close adviser to…

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