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From: "Wan, William" >
Date: September 8, 2016 at 11:24:33 AM GMT+7
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Subject: Travel Pool Report #3 -- arrived at US asean meeting, colorful boredom
POTUS arrived at National Convention Center for US-Asean meeting at 10:44am.
Enormous hall of ceilings 3-stories high.
Ushered into completely packed US-Asean Summit or as they have it on screen "4th Asean-US Summit." (Matter of perspective, i suppose)
A rectangular table at center. Sidelines crammed with aides ready for diplomatic discussions.
Tense diplomacy talks occurring in press area as well Lao camera men who have been waiting in place for hours resentful (perhaps rightfully so) of pool and other WH reporters barging in last second and jockeying for territories and land features well reserved in advance.
Asean arbitrator has arrived and sorting things out.
Ministers begin arriving, including aun sang suu kyi (sp?), PM singapore Lee, & asean secretariat. POTUS not yet here. So Everyone looking busy reviewing notes ahead of meeting. Some aides busy as well with less official work: taking selfies.