9:40 A.M. EDT
MODERATOR: Thank you. And thanks, everyone, for joining. We’re going to do a quick call to preview some of the new initiatives we’re going to be announcing at the U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit.
This call is on background. It is attributable to a “senior administration official.” And the contents of this call are embargoed until 5:30 p.m. Eastern, U.S. time.
For your awareness and not for reporting, our speaker on the call today is [senior administration official]. He’s going to give some remarks at the top, and then we’re going to take some questions. So, [senior administration official], over to you.
SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: Thank you very, very much, [moderator]. And thank you to all who are participating.
We are very excited here today at the White House, because we’re about to kick off the first day of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit. And as…