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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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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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Muslim Frontline Workers on the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 3, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken today virtually met with 11 Muslim frontline workers from diverse populations from around the world. Secretary Blinken, joined by Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya, underscored the importance the United States places ...
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2021 Investment Climate Statements Released

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 21, 2021 Today the Department of State released the 2021 Investment Climate Statements, which analyze the investment climates of more than 170 countries and economies that are current or potential markets for U.S. companies. The reports provide up-to-date information gathered by our economic officers in embassies and consulates around the world – ...
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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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Tackling the Crisis and Seizing the Opportunity: America’s Global Climate Leadership

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE PHILIP MERRILL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND APRIL 19, 2021   SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Well, good afternoon, everyone.  And Will, thank you for a wonderful introduction.  And thank you for lending us this absolutely spectacular setting and backdrop – certainly the best setting and backdrop I’ve had in my brief tenure as Secretary.  And thanks so ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks to the Press on the COVID Response

REMARKS TO THE PRESS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE BEN FRANKLIN ROOM WASHINGTON, D.C. APRIL 5, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good afternoon. Since the United States recorded its first COVID-19 death in February 2020, more than 550,000 Americans have died in the pandemic.  More than 30 million Americans have been infected. Millions of Americans lost loved ones, often without having the ...
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The United States Officially Rejoins the Paris Agreement

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/the-united-states-officially-rejoins-the-paris-agreement/ On January 20, on his first day in office, President Biden signed the instrument to bring the United States back into the Paris Agreement. Per the terms of the Agreement, the United States officially becomes a Party again today. The Paris Agreement is an unprecedented framework for global action. ...
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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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Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Alex N. Wong On The Indo-Pacific Strategy

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release                                                                                              April 2, 2018 On-The-Record Briefing Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Alex N. Wong On The Indo-Pacific Strategy April 2, 2018 Press Correspondents Room **UNEDITED/DRAFT** MR GREENAN:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Glad we could do this today on a Monday.  ...
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