US to host US-ASEAN Summit in February. (Source: borneoinsider.com)

Hanoi (VNA) – US President Barack Obama will host leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California on February 15 and 16 next year.

The statement was announced on December 30 by the White House on the US-ASEAN Summit.

The gathering is said to be unprecedented and is expected to further advance the US’s rebalance to Asia and the Pacific.

“The summit will provide leaders a forum to strengthen cooperation under the new US-ASEAN strategic partnership, launched in November 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, on political, security, and economic issues”, the White House stated.-VNA