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US Will Host Indo-Pacific Ministers in LA as It Builds Asia Ties

  • First in-person meetings of IPEF to take place Sept. 8 and 9
  • Biden administration first unveiled the initiative in May

The US will hold the first in-person meetings with ministers from 13 Indo-Pacific nations in Los Angeles next month under its economic initiative designed to counter China’s influence in the region.

The gathering under the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity on Sept. 8 and 9 will continue active discussions on trade, supply chains, clean energy, tax and anti-corruption, the Office of the US Trade Representative said in a statement Tuesday.