President Obama, ASEAN leaders adopt Sunnylands Declaration as guiding principles

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Topics: Presidential Leadership

President Obama held a press conference at Sunnylands Center following the US-ASEAN leaders summit.

President Barack Obama of the United States and leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations issued a joint statement at the conclusion of their two-day summit at The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands on Feb. 16.

Known as the Sunnylands Declaration, the statement said the summit, a historic first gathering in the United States of ASEAN leaders, “marked a watershed year for both ASEAN and for the increasingly close U.S.-ASEAN strategic partnership.”