26.05.2021, 11:06

ASEAN US foreign ministers meeting postponed due to technical reason

A virtual meeting between ASEAN foreign ministers and the US Secretary of State, scheduled for May 25, has been delayed due to technical issues, according to ASEAN’s news sources.


ASEAN US foreign ministers meeting postponed due to technical reason

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Photo: AFP

In the morning, the 10 ASEAN Foreign Ministers were ready to convene the first meeting with their US counterpart Antony Blinken who is in the Middle East to ensure the implementation of ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

However, communication systems on the flight carrying Blinken had an error so both sides could not hold the meeting, cited VOV.

No new date has been set for the meeting.

The two sides had been expected to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic, US-ASEAN relations and regional and international issues including China's assertiveness in South China Sea, according to Jakarta Post.


Rosie Nguyen