Study on the People’s Republic of China’s South China Sea Maritime Claims

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 12, 2022 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/study-on-the-peoples-republic-of-chinas-south-china-sea-maritime-claims/ Today, the Department of State released a Limits in the Seas study on the PRC’s maritime claims in the South China Sea.  The Department’s Limits in the Seas studies are a longstanding legal and technical series that examine national maritime claims and boundaries and assess their consistency with international law.  ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Ashwad Ismail of Astro Awani

Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Ashwad Ismail of Astro Awani INTERVIEW ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE CHIEF OF MISSION RESIDENCE KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA DECEMBER 15, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-with-ashwad-ismail-of-astro-awani/ QUESTION:  Okay.  My first question definitely is about what benefit my fellow Malaysians and Malaysian business communities and the people of ASEAN – if you look into ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken at Town Hall with YSEALI

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at Town Hall with YSEALI REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE ME.REKA MAKERSPACE KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA DECEMBER 15, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-at-town-hall-with-yseali/ MR SINGH:   Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.  Welcome to our warm, fantastic YSEALI leaders, who are creating impact across Malaysia and ASEAN, joining us physically and virtually. Our guest of honor today needs no introduction.  The ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 15, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/secretary-blinkens-meeting-with-malaysian-prime-minister-dato-sri-ismail-sabri-bin-yaakob/ The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today in Kuala Lumpur with Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob. The two leaders discussed ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken at Energy Transition Roundtable

Secretary Antony J. Blinken at Energy Transition Roundtable REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA DECEMBER 15, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-at-energy-transition-roundtable/ MODERATOR:  Brian McFeeters from the U.S. Embassy.  I’d like to introduce Secretary of State Antony Blinken to talk about Malaysia’s energy transition. Mr. Secretary. SECRETARY BLINKEN:   Brian, thank you very much, ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah at a Joint Press Availability

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah at a Joint Press Availability REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA DECEMBER 15, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-and-malaysian-foreign-minister-saifuddin-abdullah-at-a-joint-press-availability/ MODERATOR:  Announcing the arrival of His Excellency Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, minister of foreign affairs of Malaysia, and His Excellency Antony Blinken, Secretary ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah Before Their Meeting

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah Before Their Meeting REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SAIFUDDIN ABDULLAH, MALAYSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA DECEMBER 14, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-and-malaysian-foreign-minister-saifuddin-abdullah-before-their-meeting/ FOREIGN MINISTER ABDULLAH:  Well, very good that you are here — SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Thank you. FOREIGN MINISTER ABDULLAH:  — being able to see you after ...
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The United States-Malaysia Relationship

The United States-Malaysia Relationship FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 14, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/the-united-states-malaysia-relationship/ Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 14-15 where he will meet with Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob and Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah to discuss peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific as ...
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A Free and Open Indo-Pacific

A Free and Open Indo-Pacific SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE UNIVERSITAS INDONESIA JAKARTA, INDONESIA Permalink: https://www.state.gov/a-free-and-open-indo-pacific/ DECEMBER 14, 2021 MS KUSUMAYATI:  Excellency, ambassadors, ASEAN Secretary General, Honorable Rector of Universitas Indonesia, and the chairperson of the U.S.-Indonesia Board of Trustees, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen: First of all, let’s praise our God Almighty for the blessings that we receive, so ...
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Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink and Senior Official for International Organizational Affairs Erica Barks-

Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink and Senior Official for International Organizational Affairs Erica Barks-Ruggles on the Secretary’s Upcoming Travel to the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Hawaii SPECIAL BRIEFING DANIEL J. KRITENBRINK, ASSISTANT SECRETARY BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS AMBASSADOR ERICA BARKS-RUGGLES, SENIOR BUREAU OFFICIAL BUREAU ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Travel to Liverpool, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Honolulu

ATTENTION: EDITORS December 8, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/secretary-blinkens-travel-to-liverpool-jakarta-kuala-lumpur-bangkok-and-honolulu/ Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Hawaii from December 9-17, 2021. Secretary Blinken will first travel to Liverpool, United Kingdom, December 10-12 to attend the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting. The Secretary looks forward to speaking with G7 members and additional countries ...
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Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink’s Travel to Southeast Asia November 27 to December 4

Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink’s Travel to Southeast Asia November 27 to December 4 MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 26, 2021 Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink will travel to Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Bangkok from November 27 to December ...
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U.S. 2021 APEC Outcomes

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/u-s-2021-apec-outcomes/ The United States congratulates New Zealand for hosting a successful APEC year during the ongoing economic and health challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout an entirely virtual APEC year, the United States sought to work with APEC economies to build a more open digital economy, advance women’s ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with ASEAN Foreign Ministers

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with foreign ministers of ASEAN nations virtually and in-person in New York City on the margins of the UN General Assembly. Secretary Blinken thanked ASEAN countries for their support of the ...
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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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Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 4, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke yesterday with foreign ministers of ASEAN nations and the ASEAN Secretary General during the U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.  The Secretary reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to ASEAN centrality and support for the ASEAN Outlook on the ...
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The United States and ASEAN: Strategic Partners for the Indo-Pacific

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 4, 2021 The United States is revitalizing our multilateral partnerships to advance our shared prosperity, security, and values in the Indo-Pacific. This week, I was honored to represent the United States at the annual U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.  The United States remains firmly committed to the ASEAN-centered regional architecture, and we strongly ...
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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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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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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 31, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein today.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Hishammuddin reflected on the shared interests between our nations and discussed their desire to strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, including through ASEAN and ...
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2020 Indo-Pacific Business Forum Promotes Free and Open Indo-Pacific

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 29, 2020 The third annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum took place online and in Hanoi, Vietnam on October 28-29, 2020.  It showcased high-impact private-sector investment and government efforts to support market competition, job growth, and high-standard economic development for greater prosperity in the Indo-Pacific. The Forum promoted the United States’ vision of the Indo-Pacific as ...
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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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U.S.–China Bilateral Relations: The Lessons of History

Remarks by Assistant Secretary David R. Stilwell Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs U.S. Department of State  “U.S. – China Bilateral Relations:  The Lessons of History” Center for Strategic and International Studies   As Prepared December 12, 2019 INTRODUCTION Good afternoon. Thank you to CSIS for inviting me – and for rescheduling this speech ...
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