Supporting Multilateral Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis

Supporting Multilateral Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 21, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/supporting-multilateral-responses-to-the-covid-19-crisis/ The United States is providing an additional $580 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to support seven partners who are working tirelessly in our global fight against COVID-19.  With the emergence of the Omicron variant, and continued challenges like equitable access ...
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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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Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act Report 2021

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 4, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/eliminate-neutralize-and-disrupt-end-wildlife-trafficking-act-report-2021/ The U.S. Department of State submitted the fifth annual report to Congress as required by the Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016 (the END Wildlife Trafficking Act). Wildlife trafficking is a serious transnational crime that undermines security, economic prosperity, the rule of law, long-standing conservation efforts, ...
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Secretary Antony J. Blinken at the COP26 U.S. Center Opening Event

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM NOVEMBER 1, 2021 Permalink: https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-at-the-cop26-u-s-center-opening-event/ SECRETARY BLINKEN: Good afternoon. It is a great pleasure to join all of you for what is the official launch of the U.S. Center here at COP26. And I just want to thank everyone across the U.S. Government who made all ...
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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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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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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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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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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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