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Thailand: 'Our interests simply naturally converge with yours' - Pompeo at ASEAN meeting03:28

Thailand: 'Our interests simply naturally converge with yours' - Pompeo at ASEAN meeting

Thailand, Bangkok
August 1, 2019 at 10:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, addressed the officials at the 52nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' meeting, as footage filmed on Thursday in Bangkok shows.

Pompeo said that "American diplomacy with ASEAN has been consistently guided by our desire for partnership and respect for the sovereignty of each of our nations and our shared commitment to the fundamental rules of law, human rights and sustainable economic growth."

The State Secretary also stressed that he doesn't want the regional powers to "choose between countries", adding: "our interests simply naturally converge with yours to our mutual benefit."

Mike Pompeo is due to remain in Bangkok until August 3, taking part of the Post Ministerial Conferences (PMCs) and Related Meetings during the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting.

Thailand: 'Our interests simply naturally converge with yours' - Pompeo at ASEAN meeting03:28
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, addressed the officials at the 52nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' meeting, as footage filmed on Thursday in Bangkok shows.

Pompeo said that "American diplomacy with ASEAN has been consistently guided by our desire for partnership and respect for the sovereignty of each of our nations and our shared commitment to the fundamental rules of law, human rights and sustainable economic growth."

The State Secretary also stressed that he doesn't want the regional powers to "choose between countries", adding: "our interests simply naturally converge with yours to our mutual benefit."

Mike Pompeo is due to remain in Bangkok until August 3, taking part of the Post Ministerial Conferences (PMCs) and Related Meetings during the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting.

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