WASHINGTON: A summit is being held between ASEAN leaders and US at Sunnylands Resort in South California desert.
Obama is hosting the first US-ASEAN summit to focus on economic and strategic relations.
Obama hosted the event and welcomed the 10 ASEAN leaders.
Obama will discuss the South China Sea conflict and regional security as China has territorial disputes with ASEAN countries.
Obama urged the purpose of meeting is to maintain international rules and norms including freedom of navigation.
White House official claimed that it will deliver a tough message to Beijing .