Sec. Pompeo Remarks on “America’s Indo-Pacific Economic Vision”

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. It’s great to be with you. Thank you, Tom, for the kind introduction. Thanks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for having me here and hosting this important Indo-Pacific Business Forum as well. I’m glad to see, too, many American business leaders with us here today. I did this for a ...
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Press Release: Symposium on Single Window: 10 Years of U.S.-ASEAN Cooperation to Enhance Trade Efficiency in ASEAN

For immediate release.   SINGAPORE, June 4, 2018 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the ASEAN Business Advisory Council, brought together officials from ASEAN Member States, representatives of the private sector, and officials of foreign governments to review progress in implementing the ASEAN Single ...
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Consultation on a Rules-Based ASEAN: Process of Forging Legal Instruments

Singapore, May 16th, 2018 – The U.S. Government through the ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security (PROGRESS) project and in close partnership with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and GIZ supported the ASEAN Secretariat to organize the third “Consultation on a Rules-Based ASEAN” May 16th to 17th ...
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2018 ASEAN-U.S. SCIENCE PRIZE FOR WOMEN IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATION

For Immediate Release Thursday, April 11, 2018 JAKARTA – The United States Government and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety science company, has opened the fourth annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women for applications. This year’s prize seeks to recognize female scientists from the ASEAN ...
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Press Release: ASEAN manages online academy for MSMEs

LUANG PRABANG, 5 April 2018 – Earlier today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) began the process of handing over the administration of the ASEAN Small and Medium Enterprises Academy (or the academy) to the ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ACCMSME) through the Philippines took place. It marked an important ...
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2018 ASEAN – U.S. Science Prize for Women

2018 ASEAN-U.S. SCIENCE PRIZE FOR WOMEN   Are you a young female scientist focusing on precision agriculture in the ASEAN region? You may be eligible for the 2018 ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women!   As Southeast Asia’s population continues to grow rapidly, so does the demand on the region’s food system and farmers. Experts believe that by 2050, an estimated 40 ...
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Press Statement: U.S. ASEAN Dialogue April 3, 2018

Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Acting Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton co-chaired the 31st U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on April 3 together with Secretary General Dato’ Ramlan Ibrahim of Malaysia.  The Dialogue included fruitful talks among the United States, all ten ASEAN members, and the ASEAN Secretariat, and demonstrated the ongoing importance ...
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Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton Travels To Malaysia

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 1, 2018 Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton will travel to Malaysia April 2-3 to co-chair the 31st U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue with Malaysia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary General Dato’ Ramlan Ibrahim. This Dialogue is an opportunity for Senior Officials from the United States ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Conference Analyzing the State of US-ASEAN Relations

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. Mission to ASEAN Notice of Funding Opportunity   Funding Opportunity Title: Conference Analyzing the State of US-ASEAN Relations Funding Opportunity Number: S-USMAS-CONF-001 Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2018 CFDA Number: 19.124 – East Asia and Pacific Grants Program Total Amount Available: $250,000 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Mission to ASEAN ...
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Workshop on Short Documentary Production and Story Development for ASEAN Filmmakers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 5, 2017 Seven-day workshop will bring together emerging filmmakers representing all 10 ASEAN member states to advance their storytelling and technical skills. LUANG PRABANG – Fourteen (14) emerging filmmakers from all ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states will come together for seven days to explore strategies and ...
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State Department Celebrates Fourth Anniversary of Flagship Program for Southeast Asian Leaders

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 3, 2017 On December 3, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) – the State Department’s flagship leadership program in Southeast Asia – will celebrate its fourth anniversary. To mark the occasion, emerging leaders in all ASEAN member countries will implement community service projects, December 1–10, ...
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Press Release | November 14, 2017

For Immediate Release November 14, 2017 Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs, Matt Pottinger and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia, W. Patrick Murphy Meeting with Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn Manila, Philippines On November 14, 2017, Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs, ...
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Remarks by President Trump at 5th U.S.-ASEAN Summit

Philippine International Convention Center Manila, Philippines 2:57 P.M. PHT PRESIDENT TRUMP: President Duterte, distinguished leaders, friends and partners: I’m honored to represent the United States of America at this U.S.-ASEAN Commemorative Summit. We gather today at a time of great promise and great challenge. I speak to you on behalf of 350 million Americans with ...
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Remarks by President Trump and President Duterte of the Philippines Before Bilateral Meeting

Remarks by President Trump and President Duterte of the Philippines Before Bilateral Meeting | Manila, Philippines Philippine International Convention Center | 1:04 P.M. PHT PRESIDENT DUTERTE: (In progress.) But on the whole, I think I have so many things to say about (inaudible). I will just summarize (inaudible). We are your ally. We are an important ...
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Joint Statement of the ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue Relations

Joint Statement of the ASEAN-U.S. Commemorative Summit on the 40th Anniversary of the ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue Relations WE, the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States of America, gathered in Manila on 13 November 2017 on the occasion of the 5th ASEAN-U.S. Summit to ...
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Readout of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’ ADMM-Plus Meeting

Oct 24, 2017 Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis participated in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defense Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) in Clark, Philippines today. Meeting participants recognized the importance of the ADMM-Plus as an inclusive platform for high-level discussions of strategic defense and security ...
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Media Availability With Secretary Mattis En Route to the Republic of the Philippines

CAPT JEFF DAVIS: This is the first of a few chances you’ll get to talk to the Secretary. Let’s just say this will be the first opportunity you’ll have to talk to him on the trip. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JIM MATTIS: I’m ok? Thank you for coming on the trip. It’s a long one of ...
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Press Release: U.S. Mission to ASEAN Kicks Off First YSEALI USASEAN TechCamp in Jakarta

U.S. Mission to ASEAN Kicks Off First YSEALI USASEAN TechCamp in Jakarta Jakarta, August 23, 2017 – 37 young emerging leaders from 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Brunei – convened at Jakarta’s Hotel Borobudur today to participate in ...
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Secretary Tillerson Press Availability in Manila, Philippines

Press Availability Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Sofitel Hotel Manila, Philippines August 7, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good morning. Good morning, all. How’s everybody’s jet lag? Well, I thought I’d take a few minutes out of the series of events and give you a little bit of an oversight of what has already occurred and kind of ...
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Deadline extended: ASEAN Youth Video Contest Invites Young Filmmakers to Commemorate 50 Years of ASEAN

Deadline is extended to July 8, 2017! The ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Youth (SOMY) is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual ASEAN Youth Video contest focused on the theme of “What does 50 Years of ASEAN Mean to Youth?” This contest is supported by the U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International ...
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CDA Shields Keynote Remarks at the Official Close of ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellowship

Charge d’affaires Shields Keynote Remarks at the Official Close of the 2016/17 ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellowship Program ASEAN Foundation, Jakarta Wednesday, May 31, 2016 Good Morning. Mr. Tran Dong Phuong, Director for Sectoral Development, ASEAN Economic Community Department, Ms. Elaine Tan, Executive Director, ASEAN Foundation, Mr. Andika Fajar, Head of Research and Data, Ministry of ...
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Readout: Secretary Tillerson Meets with the Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

READOUT May 4, 2017 Secretary Tillerson Meets with the Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary of State Tillerson hosted the Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for a special U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting, reinforcing the Strategic Partnership between ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): YSEALI Economic Engagement in ASEAN Regional Workshop

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to develop and implement a six-day workshop (inclusive of arrival and departure days) in Hanoi on Economic Engagement in ASEAN for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), pending the availability of funds. Read more about the opportunity  [PDF 275KB]
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YSEALI Seeds for the Future Grant Recipients Announcement

YSEALI has announced the awarding of 20 grants to teams of promising young leaders in all 10 ASEAN member states to implement projects across the themes of civic engagement, economic development, education, and environmental protection as part of its 2017 Seeds for the Future Grants Competition. The 2017 grantees, each receiving grants ranging from $8,300 ...
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YSEALI Urban Planning and Smart Growth Workshop

Application is now open for the YSEALI Urban Planning and Smart Growth Workshop! The workshop will take place in Singapore, 16-21 May 2017, for 60 YSEALI members aged 20-35. Do you have what it takes to participate in this workshop? Learn more about the qualifications and how to apply for the workshop here. Application closes on ...
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Ambassador Hachigian Opening Remarks Trafficking in Person Seminar on Male Victimization

Ambassador Hachigian Opening Remarks TIP Seminar on Male Victimization Hotel Pullman Jakarta Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Good Morning, Esteemed co-panelists: • Police Commissioner General Ari Dono Sukmanto , ASEAN SOMTC CHAIR • IOM Chief of Mission, Mr. Mark Getchell • Head of Security Cooperation Division at ASEAN Secretariat, Ms. Mala Selvaraju Distinguished Representatives and participants ...
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Ambassador Hachigian’s Lunch Briefing on U.S.-ASEAN Connect

Hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce October 26, 2016, 12:00 p.m. as prepared for delivery  Thank you Brett, very much, for that kind introduction and it is great to see all of you here. As you know, when President Obama took office, he decided to refocus American resources and attention in Asia. The Rebalance ...
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Ambassador Hachigian Remarks: “Talk on U.S. Rebalance to Asia”

As prepared for delivery at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. Thank you very much, Julie, for that generous introduction and thank you, CISS President Kung Phoak and Excellency Suos Yara! Good Morning Excellencies, esteemed guests, ladies and gentlemen and thanks to you all for making time to be here with me today. I am ...
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Ambassador Hachigian Remarks: U.S. – ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI – Closing Dinner

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Jakarta Friday, October 21, 2016 Good Evening Everyone! Welcome to this closing dinner of the U.S. – ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI. Let me start with a huge and special thank you to our partner Wedu and to Air Asia, Visa, General Electric and IBM for supporting the Academy. Well, the ...
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Deputy Representative Jane E Bocklage Remarks at a Human Rights Consultation

Deputy Representative Jane E Bocklage Remarks AICHR – SOMTC Consultation on Human Rights-Based Approach in the Implementation of ACTIP and APA Le Meridien Hotel, Jakarta Thursday, September 29, 2016 Good Morning, Excellencies: Mr. Sisoulath, Dr. Dinna Wisnu, General Sukmanto, Ambassador Tavarez, Ambassador Fontan Pardo, Distinguished Representatives and participants from ASEAN Member States, It is a ...
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READOUT of US–ASEAN Summit 2016

Final Transcript U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE: READOUT of US–ASEAN Summit 2016 September 13, 2016/10:00 p.m. EDT   SPEAKERS: Nina Hachigian, U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN Cynthia Gire, Bureau of Public Affairs PRESENTATION Moderator: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by.  Welcome to the US–ASEAN Summit conference call.  At this time, all participants are in a ...
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Remarks of President Obama to the People of Laos

Lao National Cultural Hall Vientiane, Laos September 07, 2016 2:04 P.M. ICT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Sabaidii!  Sabaidee bor? AUDIENCE:  Sabaidii. To the government and the people of Laos, thank you so much for the kind welcome that you’ve extended to me and my delegation.  I am very honored to ...
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FACT SHEET: U.S. Efforts to Address Trafficking in Persons and Irregular Migration

The United States is a strong advocate for increased international cooperation and responsibility-sharing on irregular migration, refugee, and trafficking in persons issues in East Asia and the Pacific. At today’s East Asia Summit (EAS), the region’s leaders responded to President Obama’s call for strengthened cooperation by endorsing the EAS Leaders’ “Declaration on Strengthening Responses to ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Press Statement on ASEAN Day

Secretary of State Washington, D.C., August 5, 2016 Press Statement   As we celebrate the 49th anniversary of ASEAN, we recognize the growing diplomatic, economic, and strategic significance of Southeast Asia. This region is one of the most dynamic parts in the world, and we know global peace and prosperity are closely linked with its ...
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Press Availability in Vientiane, Laos

John Kerry Secretary of State National Convention Center Vientiane, Laos July 26, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good afternoon, everybody. On behalf of President Obama and all of the American people, I want to express my deepest condolences to the families of those whose loved ones were killed in the horrific attack in Sagamihara, Japan this ...
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Press Release: U.S Government Supports ASEAN Resiliency in Dealing with Disasters Through RVA Guidelines

July 19 – 22. Six policy makers and 13 technical participants from ASEAN Member States (AMS) convened in Bangkok to participate in a training workshop on implementing Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (RVA) Guidelines, a powerful tool to enhance ASEAN’s resiliency strategies in dealing with disasters and other extreme events.  The U.S. Government supports the implementation of ...
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Ambassador Hachigian’s Independence Day Celebration Remarks

Good evening!  It is delightful to see all of you. I am really going to miss Ambassador Blake, Ibu Sofia and their wonderful daughters.  This is a bittersweet night–a wonderful birthday party for our nation, but also the beginning of saying goodbye to a great Ambassador and great friends. Bob has the privilege of working ...
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Ambassador Hachigian’s Keynote Remarks and Officially Open the 2016/17 ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellowship Program

Good Morning. Mr. Tran Dong Phuong, Director for Sectoral Development, ASEAN Economic Community Department, Ms. Nada Marsudi, Representatives from the ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology, Representatives from the ASEAN Center for Energy, the ASEAN Foundation, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), and the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN-U.S. Science & Technology Fellows ...
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Ambassador Hachigian Hosted Women who Lead Event in KL

From the Star Online  Saturday, 14 May 2016 Panellists: Stop setting own barriers BY SUZANNE LAZAROO KUALA LUMPUR: It’s time women got out of their own way and stopped setting barriers for themselves, women industry leaders said. “In addition to the structural barriers (to women assuming leadership roles), there are also innate barriers arising from the individual,” said International Trade ...
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Ambassador Hachigian’s Remarks about the U.S. Foreign Policy toward ASEAN at YSEALI Oceans

Good afternoon! I am so pleased to join you today at @america on your final day of the YSEALI Oceans workshop. I love participating in YSEALI events and have been lucky to have met many YSEALI members like you throughout the region.  It is one of the best parts of my job.  Knowing that young ...
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Ambassador Hachigian’s Remarks at the U.S. ASEAN Business Council Conference, San Francisco, CA

“Why ASEAN?” U.S. ASEAN Business Council Conference Asia’s Best-Kept Secret: The ASEAN Economic Community Introduction ASEAN dignitaries, American dignitaries, Ladies and Gentlemen Good afternoon and thank you for being here, especially my ASEAN friends who’ve travelled so far. Alex, you and USABC have done a great job with your partners on this conference. You have ...
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FACT SHEET: Unprecedented U.S.-ASEAN Relations

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release 12 February, 2016 Engagement with Southeast Asia, a strategically important, economically dynamic region at the heart of the Asia-Pacific, is a central pillar of the U.S. Rebalance to Asia.  Sitting astride some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is ...
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On The Record Press Call on The U.S. – ASEAN Summit

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release ON-THE-RECORD PRESS CALL BY BEN RHODES, DEPUTY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR FOR STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS, AND DAN KRITENBRINK, SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR ASIAN AFFAIRS ON THE U.S.-ASEAN SUMMIT Via Telephone 5:38 P.M. EST MR. PRICE:  Good afternoon, everyone, and thanks for joining today’s call.  We wanted to ...
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Ambassador Hachigian Remarks about U.S. Foreign Policy toward ASEAN at Habibie Center’s Ambassador Seminar Series

Good afternoon and happy New Year! Thank you to the Habibie Center for inviting me to kick off the Ambassador Seminar Series. I think this is my first public event since the Community was launched so congratulations to ASEAN!  It is a true pleasure and honor to be here this afternoon with my esteemed fellow ...
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Fact Sheet: U.S.-ASEAN Relations

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release Today, President Obama led the U.S. delegation to the U.S.–ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been partners for nearly 40 years, working together on shared goals of stability, prosperity, and peace in Southeast Asia.  The decision today to ...
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Ambassador Nina Hachigian’s Remarks at the 4th Maritime Institute of Malaysia South China Sea Conference

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The Connectivity of Common Rules in the South China Sea Thank you to MIMA and its Director General First Admiral Dato Chin Yoon Chin for inviting me today, and to Vice Admiral Dato’ Kamarulzaman for moderating this panel. The Importance of Norms, Rules and Standards Today I’m going to talk about maritime ...
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