Secretary Blinken’s Call with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON Permalink: https://www.state.gov/secretary-blinkens-call-with-malaysian-foreign-minister-saifuddin/ SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke by phone today with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed the close U.S.-Malaysia partnership, the importance of upholding the international rules-based order, peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region, …

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AUKUS, trilateral security partnership: joint op-ed by UK, US and Australia

Authored article This op-ed is jointly authored by H.E. Dr Justin Lee, High Commissioner of Australia to Malaysia, H.E. Brian D. McFeeters, Ambassador of the United States of America to Malaysia and H.E. Charles Hay MVO, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Malaysia.   Malaysia lies at the heart of Southeast Asia, the heart …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks at Top of Meeting with the Foreign Ministers of the ASEAN Nations

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE PALACE HOTEL NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK Permalink: https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-remarks-at-top-of-meeting-with-the-foreign-ministers-of-the-asean-nations/ SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  (In progress.) – from Asia, good evening.  Thank you all for being willing to meet on short notice in this hybrid format.  It’s very good to see colleagues here in New York, but also to …

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Remarks by Vice President Harris on the Indo-Pacific Region

AUGUST 24, 2021 SPEECHES AND REMARKS Gardens by the Bay Singapore, Singapore 10:44 A.M. SST THE VICE PRESIDENT: Good morning to everyone. It is a joy and an honor to be with you today and to be here in Singapore. And, Ambassador, you mentioned it — you ended your comments with this, and I will …

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VP Harris Trip to Singapore & Vietnam

ATTENTION: EDITORS August 23, 2021 Dear Editors and Journalists, Vice President Kamala Harris is in Singapore on her first official visit to engage on issues of mutual interest including regional security, the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and our joint efforts to promote a rules-based international order. Tomorrow, August 24th at 10:00 …

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Marking U.S. Engagement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Its 54th Anniversary

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 6, 2021 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I am honored to congratulate the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretariat on the 54th anniversary of the organization’s founding on August 8. U.S.-ASEAN engagement is now in its fifth …

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U.S. Support for the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 4, 2021 The United States is ASEAN’s strategic partner and remains steadfast in its support for ASEAN-centered regional architecture at the heart of the Indo-Pacific.  We applaud ASEAN’s Outlook on the Indo-Pacific and welcome the strong principles upon which it is based – inclusivity, openness, and a region based on rule of …

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

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 4, 2021 The United States has provided more than 23 million vaccine doses and over $158 million in emergency health and humanitarian assistance to ASEAN members to fight COVID-19 and is committed to a comprehensive set of actions towards ending the global pandemic in 2022.  These include vaccinating some of the world’s …

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FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Major Milestone in Administration’s Global Vaccination Efforts: More Than 100 Million U.S. COVID-⁠19 Vaccine Dos

BRIEFING ROOM AUGUST 03, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Building off of last week’s announcement of  additional actions  that we are taking to stop the spread of the Delta variant and get more people vaccinated in the United States, President Biden will give an update on another critical piece of his strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic: stopping the spread of the virus …

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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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