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US postpones ASEAN regional summit Because of coronavirus: Official

The USA has postponed that a regional ASEAN summit scheduled to take place in Las Vegas next month as a result of fears of this coronavirus, a senior government official said Friday.

“As the global community works together to conquer the book coronavirus, the USA, in consultation with ASEAN partners, has made the challenging decision to postpone the ASEAN leaders meeting,” said the official on condition of not being named.

Leaders in the Association of southeast Asian Nations were expected to be hosted by President Donald Trump on March 14.

The official said that the United States” values our relationships with all the states of the crucial area, and looks ahead to future meetings”