Indo-Pacific Transparency Initiative

Indo-Pacific Transparency Initiative   FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 14, 2020 Announced by Vice President Pence two years ago, the Indo-Pacific Transparency Initiative includes more than $1 billion in programs that promote civil society, rule of law, and transparent and accountable governance across the region. The support of the United States for good governance is integral to …

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United States and ASEAN: A Billion Futures Across the Indo-Pacific

United States and ASEAN: A Billion Futures Across the Indo-Pacific   FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 13, 2020 Senior White House officials met with the leaders of the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States to advance our strategic partnership during the 8th U.S.-ASEAN Summit held November 13 (November 14 in Southeast Asia). The officials …

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U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP): Sharing Expertise Between Cities to Benefit the People of ASEAN

U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP): Sharing Expertise Between Cities to Benefit the People of ASEAN   FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 13, 2020 The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) was launched by Vice President Pence at the 2018 U.S.-ASEAN Summit in Singapore.  The Departments of State, Commerce, and Transportation; National Science Foundation; USAID; USTDA; and others have …

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Factsheet:  U.S. Government Health and Humanitarian Assistance to Myanmar for COVID-19 Response

Factsheet:  U.S. Government Health and Humanitarian Assistance to Myanmar for COVID-19 Response Updated as of July 21, 2020 The U.S. Government is providing more than $18.5 million to support Myanmar’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding includes approximately $10.3 million for health and $8.2 million in disaster and humanitarian assistance, including to support vulnerable …

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FACT SHEET: U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release APRIL 22, 2020 U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures Fact Sheet OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 22, 2020 Today, Secretary Pompeo launched the U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures initiative. Health Futures captures our existing and ongoing work with ASEAN on public health and lays the groundwork for long-term partnership, …

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U.S. Support for ASEAN in Fighting COVID-19

U.S. Support for ASEAN in Fighting COVID-19 FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 31, 2020   As the leader in the global health and humanitarian response to COVID-19, the United States has acted swiftly to support our ASEAN partners in combating the COVID-19 virus. Since the outbreak began, the U.S. Government has provided approximately $18.3 …

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White House National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs Travels to Myanmar June 14-16

White House National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs Travels to Myanmar June 14-16 June 14, 2018 Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council, Matt Pottinger, is visiting Myanmar June 14-16 to meet with senior government leaders and civil society to discuss and strengthen the bilateral relationship. Mr. Pottinger …

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Zika Virus in Southeast Asia

What is the current situation? Travelers have returned from certain areas of Southeast Asia with Zika virus infection. While our understanding of the complications of Zika virus infection continues to evolve, and pending broader international surveillance efforts for Zika virus infection, we are providing pregnant women and their partners updated recommendations on reducing their risk …

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Terminating the National Emergency for Burma

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 14, 2016 On September 14, President Obama announced his intent to terminate the National Emergency with respect to Burma, nearly 20 years after economic and financial sanctions were first imposed on Burma. The announcement came after the President met and discussed these issues with State Counsellor …

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U.S.-Burma Relations

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 14, 2016 Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s historic visit in her new capacities as State Counsellor and Foreign Minister is testament to the far-reaching change Burma has undergone in the past few years. Burma now has a civilian-led, democratically elected government focused on bringing peace and national …

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FACT SHEET: U.S. Efforts to Address Trafficking in Persons and Irregular Migration in East Asia and the Pacific

The United States is a strong advocate for increased international cooperation and responsibility-sharing on irregular migration, refugee, and trafficking in persons issues in East Asia and the Pacific. At today’s East Asia Summit (EAS), the region’s leaders responded to President Obama’s call for strengthened cooperation by endorsing the EAS Leaders’ “Declaration on Strengthening Responses to …

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FACT SHEET: U.S.-ASEAN Connect

Strategic Partners for Sustainable and Innovative Economic Growth Connect Represents the Next Chapter in the U.S. -ASEAN Economic Relationship U.S.-ASEAN Connect (“Connect”) is the U.S. Government’s strategic framework for economic engagement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Member States.  Connect was announced by President Obama on February 15, 2016, at …

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FACT SHEET: Unprecedented U.S.-ASEAN Relations

For Immediate Release February 12, 2016 FACT SHEET: Unprecedented U.S.-ASEAN Relations   Engagement with Southeast Asia, a strategically important, economically dynamic region at the heart of the Asia-Pacific, is a central pillar of the U.S. Rebalance to Asia.  Sitting astride some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is strategically …

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