Washington D.C (FN), Feb. 29 – The United States has decided to postpone hosting ASEAN-US Special Summit to focus on fighting covid-19, according to the letter Cambodian Ambassador to US wrote to Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn.

“Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs David R. Stilwell and Deputy Assistant to the President Matt Pottinger informed the ASEAN ambassadors through a conference call on 28 February 2020 that President Donald Trump has decided to postpone the ASEAN-US Special Summit in order to focus on fighting Covid-19 virus,” Ambasador Chum Sounry wrote in the letter dated 28 February 2020.

The US will issue press release tonight or tomorrow morning noting that President Trump have discussed with ASEAN countries to adopt the decision, the letter added.

ASEAN-US Summit is set to be held in Las Vegas in March 2020.