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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