President Obama said the words that we want him to say at the opening of the U.S.Asean Summit in Sunnylands yesterday.
” As leaders we have to answer to the aspirations of our people, reaffirm that a strong, prosperous and inclusive society requires good governance, rule of law, accountable institutions, vibrant civil,society and hop holding human rights”.
He summarizes the agenda as:
1/ economic growth that is inclusive, creating employment for all;
2/ mutual security, peaceful resolutions to disputes;
3/ human dignity, respect for human rights;
4/ development that is sustainable.
He uses the case of Burma as a good model.
More work to be done. I am returning to Washington DC early March for follow up work.
Hundreds of Cambodian Americans from around the country were protesting strongly and visibly at the summit site yesterday.
What should be on front and center burners when president Obsma meet with ASEAN leaders today in Southern California.
THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN ASEAN MUST BE ON THE AGENDA AT THE UPCOMING HISTORIC SUMMIT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA