The Enduring U.S. Commitment to ASEAN

The Enduring U.S. Commitment to ASEAN   PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 America has long been a friend to ASEAN countries. At the ASEAN-U.S. Foreign Ministers’ meeting recently, I reaffirmed U.S. support for ASEAN’s role at the heart of the Indo-Pacific. The ASEAN Outlook for the Indo-Pacific and the …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in the 10th East Asia Summit Virtual Foreign Ministers’ Meeting   READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo joined counterparts from 17 countries for the 10th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting this morning.  Secretary Pompeo highlighted …

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Statement from Secretary Pompeo on the 53rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations 

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 6, 2020 Statement from Secretary Pompeo on the 53rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I am pleased to congratulate the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretariat …

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How the Erosion of Sovereignty Elsewhere Impacts Myanmar at Home

How the Erosion of Sovereignty Elsewhere Impacts Myanmar at Home By George N. Sibley July 18, 2020 This Op-Ed was originally published by Irrawaddy News on July 18, 2020. As Myanmar has focused on the fight against COVID-19 in recent months, many of its friends, including the United States, have offered support. But troublingly, at this time …

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The South China Sea, Southeast Asia’s Patrimony, and Everybody’s Own Backyard

DAVID R. STILWELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (VIRTUAL) JULY 14, 2020   The South China Sea, Southeast Asia’s Patrimony, and Everybody’s Own Backyard   Link to full remarks as prepared here . “The United States rejects any PRC maritime claim in the waters surrounding Vanguard Bank (off Vietnam), Luconia Shoals (off Malaysia), Natuna Besar (off Indonesia), or …

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Assistant Secretary Manisha Singh’s Travel to Mongolia, Burma, and Laos

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 9, 2019 Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh is traveling to Mongolia, Burma, and Laos, August 11-24.  The trip is part of the Trump Administration’s ongoing efforts to enhance Indo-Pacific economic engagement. Assistant Secretary Singh will be in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, August 12-16 to meet with …

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Strengthening the U.S.-Mekong Partnership

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 2, 2019 The Mekong Matters to America The Mekong region – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam – is strategically important to the United States.  The region is a focus of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy, and integral to our engagement with ASEAN.  The United States aims to …

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Opening Remarks at U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial

REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE CENTARA GRAND BANGKOK, THAILAND AUGUST 1, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you.  Thank you, Foreign Minister.  Thanks for hosting here today, and I want to congratulate also Foreign Minister Don on a successful year at Thailand’s chairmanship. As Secretary of State, a key part of my mission is to …

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Opening Remarks at the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial

REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE CENTARA GRAND BANGKOK, THAILAND AUGUST 1, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you, Foreign Minister.  I want to thank you, Thailand, for hosting this special ministerial marking a decade of the Lower Mekong Initiative.  The United States has been a proud partner for those whole 10 years, and thanks to …

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REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AT THE 2018 APEC CEO SUMMIT

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President ___________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                                                                                  November 17, 2018     REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AT THE 2018 APEC CEO SUMMIT Pacific Explorer Marquee Theatre Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Thank you, Scott.  And thank you all for that warm welcome.  Prime Minister O’Neill, Chairman Taureka, representatives …

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Secretary Tillerson Travels to: Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Burma

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson  STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON November 2, 2017 For Immediate Release Secretary Tillerson Travels to: Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Burma   Secretary Tillerson will accompany President Trump on his travels to Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines.  The Secretary will …

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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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