Connecting People & Ideas to Advance Mutual Interests in U.S.-Asia Relations

On November 13-14, the Mansfield Foundation welcomed over 20 dignitaries to the United States for meetings with U.S. Congressional Members. The visiting delegation included representatives from South Korea, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakistan, and Turkey. The visitors met with U.S. Representatives French Hill (R-AR), Grace Meng (D-NY), David Price (D-NC), Mark Takano (D-CA), and Paul Tonko (D-NY) along with Former Congressional Members Thomas Petri and L.F. Payne over the course of the their time in Washington, DC.

Following briefings by senior experts, the official meeting held on Capitol Hill included discussions on international trade and cooperation on energy within the U.S.-Asia relationship. The meeting provided an opportunity for parliamentarians from various countries to interact with their U.S. counterparts in frank conversations.

The International Conference of Asian Political Leaders (ICAPP) promotes exchanges and cooperation between political parties with various ideologies from different Asian countries. More information on ICAPP can be found on their website.