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40th Anniversary of the US-ASEAN: ASEAN Matters for America, America Matters for ASEAN

The 40th Anniversary of the US-ASEAN Partnership was celebrated on May 16, 2017 at Capitol Visitor Center with the participation of members of congressional caucus, ambassadors from ASEAN states, officials from U.S. Department of State, and other guests. For the last 40 years, the United States has partnered with ASEAN and its member states on economic engagement, security, rule of law, sustainable development, and human rights.
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From left to right, (1) Satu Limaye, Director, East-West Center in Washinton, (2) Patricia Mahoney, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia, US, Department of State, (3) Lieutenant Gen. Wallace Gregson, Jr. (Ret.), Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, (4) Alex Feldman, President, US-ASEAN Business Council during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)
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From left to right, (1) Satu Limaye, Director, East-West Center in Washinton, (2) Patricia Mahoney, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia, US, Department of State, (3) Lieutenant Gen. Wallace Gregson, Jr. (Ret.), Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, (4) Alex Feldman, President, US-ASEAN Business Council during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)

​​​​Patricia Mahoney, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia, US, Department of State during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer) ​​​​
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​​​​Patricia Mahoney, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia, US, Department of State during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer) ​​​​

Colleen Hanabusa, Member, Congressional Singapore Caucus during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)
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Colleen Hanabusa, Member, Congressional Singapore Caucus during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)

Brian Eyler, Director and Senior Associate Southeast Asia Program, STIMSON Center during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)
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Brian Eyler, Director and Senior Associate Southeast Asia Program, STIMSON Center during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)

Pek Koon Heng, Assistant Professor and Director ASEAN Studies Initiative School of International Serivce during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)
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Pek Koon Heng, Assistant Professor and Director ASEAN Studies Initiative School of International Serivce during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)

Overview during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer) 
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Overview during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer) 

Lieutenant Gen. Wallace Gregson, Jr. (Ret.), Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017.(Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)
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Lieutenant Gen. Wallace Gregson, Jr. (Ret.), Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017.(Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)

Budi Bowoleksono, Indonesia's Ambassador, during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)
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Budi Bowoleksono, Indonesia's Ambassador, during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)

Chum Bunrong, Cambodia's Ambassador during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)
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Chum Bunrong, Cambodia's Ambassador during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)

Bradley Byrne, Co-Chair Congrssional Singapore Caucus, during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)
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Bradley Byrne, Co-Chair Congrssional Singapore Caucus, during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)

Ashok Mirpuri, Singapore's Ambassador, during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017.(Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)
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Ashok Mirpuri, Singapore's Ambassador, during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017.(Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)

Patrick A. Chuasoto, Philippines's Ambassador, during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)
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Patrick A. Chuasoto, Philippines's Ambassador, during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)

Overview during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)
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Overview during 40th Anniversary Cebration of the US-ASEAN Partnership at Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday May 16, 2017. (Seourn Vathana/VOA Khmer)

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