Q&A with Young Leaders at US-Asean Partnership Forum
Some of the young leaders taking part in the US-Asean Partnership Forum in Jakarta share their personal thoughts on the event, and on US-Asean ties. Here's what they have to say before the start of the three-day forum on Monday (Feb 11).
JEREMY DANZ, 29, US MASTER OF ARTS IN LAW AND DIPLOMACY CANDIDATE AT THE FLETCHER SCHOOL OF LAW & DIPLOMACY
Thoughts on US-Asean relations: Unique relationships exist between all 10 Asean member states and the US. In some cases, the US has a historical responsibility to engage - such as further increasing support for the clearance of UXOs (unexploded ordnances), risk education, and victim assistance activities in Laos - while in other countries, there is an opportunity to strengthen long-standing security partnerships, especially with Asean member states with direct interests in the South China Sea.