U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to Visit Cambodia, Meet with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministers

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk will be in Siem Reap, Cambodia, August 30-31, to participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Ministers’ meeting and the ASEAN-U.S. Business Summit. The ten ASEAN countries are key economic and strategic partners for the United States, and Ambassador Kirk’s visit to Cambodia will demonstrate the United States support for ASEAN integration and desire to deepen economic engagement with the region, as well as highlight broader U.S. goals for economic relations in the Asia Pacific. … On the margins of the Ministers’ meeting, Ambassador Kirk will also meet separately with Cambodian leaders and other participating ministers to discuss bilateral trade issues and objectives for regional partnerships, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.