Secretary of Defense Remarks at the 40th International Institute for Strategic Studies Fullerton Lecture (As Prepared)

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE SPEECH JULY 27, 2021 Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Singapore Good evening, everyone. It’s great to be here in Singapore, and it’s an honor to be giving what I’m told is the 40th Fullerton Lecture. IISS has done an outstanding job enriching our dialogue about the Indo-Pacific. And James, thanks to you and John for all that …

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Fifth Anniversary of the Arbitral Tribunal Ruling on the South China Sea

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 11, 2021 Freedom of the seas is an enduring interest of all nations and is vital to global peace and prosperity. The international community has long benefited from the rules-based maritime order, where international law, as reflected in the UN Law of the Sea Convention, sets out the legal framework for all …

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United States Contributes 1 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses to Malaysia’s COVID-19 Response

    Kuala Lumpur – On Monday, July 5th , 2021, the United States was pleased to deliver one million life-saving jabs of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to assist Malaysia in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.  Shipments of the vaccine first arrived at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport for distribution to vaccine centers nationwide. Malaysia is one …

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Embassy Kuala Lumpur Hosts Talk on Regional Trade and Economic Policy

On June 10, the Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia hosted another session in its series of Embassy-sponsored foreign policy speaker programs. The session, entitled “Lessons from the Past: Strengthening Trade and Reform Agenda for Sustainable Growth in the Region and Beyond,” featured speakers Mr. Jim Loi, former Senior Foreign Service Officer (FSO) and …

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U.S. Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO July 13, 2020 U.S. Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea The United States champions a free and open Indo-Pacific. Today we are strengthening U.S. policy in a vital, contentious part of that region — the …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Chinese Politburo Member Yang Jiechi

READOUT Office of the Spokesperson April 15, 2020 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Yang Jiechi, Director of the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of China.  The Secretary stressed the need for full transparency and information sharing to combat the COVID-19 …

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Assistant Secretary of State David R. Stilwell: Remarks at Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

Remarks at Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia By David R. Stilwell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (AS PREPARED) Thursday October 31, 2019 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Introduction Good morning, thank you for inviting me here today. I appreciate the opportunity to return to Malaysia in my new capacity as …

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

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

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United States Returns More than RM800 Million to Malaysia in Recovered 1MDB Funds

PUTRAJAYA – U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan met today with Malaysian Attorney General Tommy Thomas and Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng to confirm the initiation of the process to return approximately $196 million (RM 812.9 million) to Malaysia, representing the first installment of funds recovered …

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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Arrives in Kuala Lumpur, August 2018

Selamat datang! Welcome! 欢迎! நல்வரவு! Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Kuala Lumpur today for his first official visit to Malaysia. The U.S. is proud of our longstanding, Comprehensive Partnership with the people of Malaysia. • Photos from the tripEAP Bureau TwitterU.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur Facebook pageFact Sheet: Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

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Statement of Susan Thornton Nominee to be Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Statement of Susan Thornton Nominee to be Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Senate Committee on Foreign Relations   Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Menendez, members of the committee, it is my great honor to appear here today as the President’s nominee to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific …

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