April 21, 2017 10:30 am JST

Foreign ministers of US, ASEAN to meet in May

Talks in Washington will focus on security cooperation

TOMOYUKI KAWAI, Nikkei staff writer

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of State on Thursday said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will chair a meeting with his counterparts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, to be held on May 4 in the U.S. capital.

The foreign ministers will discuss China's maritime aggression and ways to cooperate on national security issues, among other topics. 

Tillerson is also scheduled to visit the Philippines in August and join an ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting.

 

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