United States (FN), Feb. 17 — At the end of the U.S.-ASEAN summit on Tuesday morning, Feb. 16,(U.S local time), President Barak Obama held a press conference meant to wrap up the results of the two-day discussions. However, the event was featured with all the five western journalists asking questions only about elections in the U.S., according to a Cambodian correspondent for the Japanese Kyodo News Agency.

It was highly expected by media around the world to hear about the results of the summit when only five western media outlet correspondents were allowed to ask the President their questions that were nothing to do with the summit meeting.

“They had all registered in the media list to ask questions to the President,” said the Kyodo correspondent who expressed dismay after he was denied a chance to ask President Obama and at what was seen as favoritism even in the handling of the U.S. President’s press conference.

At the U.S.-ASEAN summit, during the discussions on South China Sea dispute, at around 2:00AM, Feb 16, 2016 (U.S time zone), U.S. President Barak Obama requested that all ASEAN countries refrain from carrying out activities of concern in relation to the South China Sea disputes.

Without the presence of China, during the meeting, the United States, Vietnam and the Philippines all raised the issues of concern in relation to China’s activities in the South China Sea. The other hot security issue brought up by President Obama to the discussion was the Korean issue.

Apart from the security issues, President Obama took the opportunity to introduce three successful American business leaders to give a presentation to all the ASEAN leaders on economic potential and how ASEAN economic development can move faster. The U.S. President also talked about education issues and human resources.