The first US Ambassador to ASEAN, David Lee Carden presented his credentials to ASEAN General Secretary Surin Pitsuwan in Indonesia ’s capital city of Jakarta on April 26.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Carden said that US authorities at all levels will support ASEAN in realising its vision on international integration, security, prosperity and democracy in Southeast Asia .

The US is the second non-ASEAN country, following Japan , to accredit an ambassador to the group./.