ASEAN and US Announce the Winner of the ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2019

Press Release: ASEAN and US Announce the Winner of the ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2019 SINGAPORE, 10 October 2019 – Today Dr. Zhou Yan of Singapore of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore won the 2019 ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women sponsored by UL for her extensive research and work on energy efficient water …

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Co-Chairs’ Statement on the Inaugural ASEAN-U.S. Cyber Policy Dialogue

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 3, 2019   The following is the text of the Co-Chairs’ statement from the ASEAN-U.S. Cyber Policy Dialogue released by the Dialogue Co-Chairs: the Governments of the United States of America and Lao PDR.  The ASEAN-U.S. Cyber Policy Dialogue was held in Singapore October 3. Begin Text: The inaugural ASEAN-U.S. Cyber Policy Dialogue was held …

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United States Hosts 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Summit in Phuket

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 29, 2019 United States Hosts 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Summit in Phuket: Advancing Partnership for Sustainability   The U.S. Department of State will host the 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Summit in Phuket, Thailand from September 29 to October 3, 2019.  The leadership summit will bring together 150 emerging leaders, from …

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South East Asia Parties Against Corruption (SEA-PAC) Regional Workshop on Corruption in the Private Sector

September 23-25, 2019 Jakarta, Indonesia The U.S. Government, through the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT project, partnered with the South East Asia Parties Against Corruption (SEA-PAC), an ASEAN-affiliated entity comprising national-level anti-corruption agencies (ACA), to hold a three-day “Regional Workshop on Private Sector Corruption Legal Frameworks, Enforcement, and Prevention” at the Indonesia Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Anti-Corruption Learning …

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ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights 6th Annual Youth Debate on Human Rights

September 18-20, 2019 Royal Sheraton Orchid Hotel and Towers, Bangkok, Thailand Through the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT project, the U.S. Government is supporting the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) 6th Annual Youth Debate in partnership with the Government of Thailand and the private sector. The debate provides an opportunity for university students from ASEAN Member …

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ASEAN Youth Social Journalism Training Workshop

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam September 16th – 19th, 2019 The U.S. Government through the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT project, in partnership with the ASEAN Foundation and the Scoop (a media outlet for news, arts and culture and lifestyle based in Brunei Darussalam), is proud to support youth engagement in the region through the ASEAN Youth Social …

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National Consultation and Policy Dialogue on the Implementation of ASEAN Consensus on Migrant Workers

September 9, 2019 Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok, September 9th, 2019. The U.S. Government is supporting ASEAN Member States and the ASEAN Committee for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW) in upholding fundamental human rights of migrant workers through constructive, direct engagement with civil society. Today, around 50 representatives from Thailand’s Ministry …

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Council of ASEAN Chief Justices (CACJ) Working Group

Council of ASEAN Chief Justices (CACJ) Working Group on Judicial Education and Training (WG-JET) 2019 – 2025 Work Plan Development Meeting September 5-6, 2019 Jakarta, Indonesia Jakarta, September 5th. Through the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT project, the United States Government continues to support the Council of ASEAN Chief Justices (CACJ) through its Working Group on Judicial Education …

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Assistant Secretary Fannon Recommits to ASEAN Energy Partnership in Thailand

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 2, 2019   The United States will strengthen its energy partnerships in the Indo-Pacific at the upcoming ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM), East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting, and the ASEAN Energy Business Forum (AEBF) in Bangkok, Thailand the first week of September.  Assistant Secretary of State Francis R. Fannon of …

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Seven Finalists Announced for the Fifth Annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women

JAKARTA, 2 September 2019 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), through the Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation (COSTI), and the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), are proud to announce the national finalists for the fifth annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women. …

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ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise Begins in Thailand

SATTAHIP, THAILAND 09.01.2019 Courtesy Story Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific SATTAHIP, Thailand (NNS) – The U.S. Navy and maritime forces from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will begin the first ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise (AUMX) with opening ceremonies at Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand Sept. 2. Co-led by the U.S. and Royal Thai navies, AUMX …

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Regional Symposium on Implementing Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in ASEAN

Phnom Penh, Cambodia August 22-23, 2019 The United States Government through the ASEAN-USAID Partnership for Regional Optimization within the Political-Security and Socio-Cultural Communities (PROSPECT) project continues its commitment to promote and protect the rights of women in ASEAN. Working closely with the ASEAN Secretariat, the ASEAN Committee on Women, and the ASEAN Commission on the …

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The 52nd Anniversary of the Founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 7, 2019   On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I’m pleased to congratulate the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretariat on the 52nd anniversary of the founding of ASEAN on August 8.  Throughout its history, ASEAN has helped …

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Strengthening the U.S.-Mekong Partnership

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 2, 2019   The Mekong Matters to America The Mekong region – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam – is strategically important to the United States.  The region is a focus of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy, and integral to our engagement with ASEAN.  The United States aims to uphold sovereignty, transparency, good governance, ASEAN centrality, …

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The United States and ASEAN: An Enduring Partnership

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 2, 2019 With a population of 650 million, average GDP growth of five percent nearing $3 trillion, and a young, tech-savvy demographic, the ten ASEAN countries make up one of the world’s most dynamic ‎regions.  Over the past 42 years, the United States and ASEAN have worked together to promote peace, stability, …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai At a Press Availability

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai At a Press Availability FOREIGN MINISTER DON:  Good day to you, members of press.  Welcome to this press conference, the one which comes after our two meetings – two meetings meaning we have the four eyes and a group meeting before we come to meet you here.  A very simple, simple meeting, a very good meeting that we had.  And …

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo On The U.S. In Asia: Economic Engagement for Good

REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SIAM SOCIETY BANGKOK, THAILAND AUGUST 2, 2019   SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  Peter, thank you for the kind introduction.  I also want to thank the Siam Society and your president for hosting me.  I know too we have many prominent businesspeople here in the room with us today. I want to recognize Greg …

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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Opening Remarks at U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial

REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE CENTARA GRAND BANGKOK, THAILAND AUGUST 1, 2019   SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you, Foreign Minister. Thanks for hosting here today, and I want to congratulate also Foreign Minister Don on a successful year at Thailand’s chairmanship. As Secretary of State, a key part of my mission is to tell the world what America …

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Opening Remarks at the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial

REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE CENTARA GRAND BANGKOK, THAILAND AUGUST 1, 2019   SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you, Foreign Minister.  I want to thank you, Thailand, for hosting this special ministerial marking a decade of the Lower Mekong Initiative.  The United States has been a proud partner for those whole 10 years, and thanks to our work:  340,000 people have …

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Regional Consultation and Policy Dialogue on the Implementation of ASEAN Consensus on Migrant Workers

July 25-26, 2019 Jakarta, Indonesia The U.S. Government is supporting the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) to establish a platform for governments of ASEAN Member States (AMS), ASEAN Sectoral bodies, civil society organizations, and other relevant stakeholders to discuss, debate, and share good practices and lessons learned to better implement the ASEAN Consensus at the …

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The United States Reaffirms our Enduring Relationship with ASEAN

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JULY 22, 2019 On the 10th anniversary of the accession of the United States to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, the United States celebrates our flourishing strategic partnership with ASEAN. The close relationship between the United States and ASEAN has advanced on the foundation of …

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2nd Regional Workshop on Developing ASEAN Guidelines for Detecting and Preventing Wildlife Trafficking

July 9, 2019, Bangkok. The U.S. Government continued its support through the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT project to regional efforts to counter illicit trafficking of wildlife. PROSPECT is providing technical expertise to help ASEAN develop a set of regional Guidelines for Detecting and Preventing Wildlife Trafficking in addition to providing an opportunity for relevant stakeholders to review, …

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YSEALI Summit 2019

Phuket, Thailand, September 29 – October 3, 2019 The 2019 YSEALI Summit marks YSEALI’s sixth anniversary and will bring together 150 YSEALI alumni from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member nations and Timor-Leste. The summit’s theme is “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability” and the goal is to engage the participants on critical regional topics …

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CDA Carouso Remarks at the July 4th Bi-Mission Event

Thursday, July 4, 2019, 7:30pm Greetings Minister Sri Mulyani and ASEAN Secretary General Lim Jock Hoi, selamat datang and welcome. Ambassador Donovan, on behalf of the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, we’re pleased to join with you and the bilateral mission in this celebration of the 243rd anniversary of the American Declaration of Independence. And I’m …

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The United States Welcomes the “ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific”

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JULY 2, 2019   We welcome the issuance of the “ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific” by the ten leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on June 23, 2019. This is a major step in affirming ASEAN unity at an important time in the organization’s history. We …

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NOFO: 2020 YSEALI Women’s Leadership Academy

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. Mission to ASEAN Notice of Funding Opportunity   Funding Opportunity Title: 2020 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Women’s Leadership Academy Funding Opportunity Number: SUSMAS19CA0003 Deadline for Applications: August 30, 2019, 4pm Jakarta time CFDA Number: 19.040 Total Amount Available: $150,000 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Public Affairs Section of the …

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17 ASEAN Scientists to Embark on 2019/20 ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship

INDONESIA, 23 June 2019 – The ASEAN Foundation with support from ASEAN, the U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Mission to ASEAN is pleased to announce 17 scientists from the nine ASEAN Member States as 2019/2020 ASEAN Science and Technology (S&T) Fellows. The fellows were selected for their …

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Celebrating the 5th U.S.-ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI

Jakarta, Indonesia – 10 June 2019 The U.S. Mission to ASEAN hosts the Women’s Leadership Academy for Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) for its fifth year with implementing partner Wedu, an organization specializing in developing female leadership. The Academy serves as a platform to connect and inspire women leaders across Southeast Asia. From 10 …

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ASEAN Youth Social Journalism Contest 2019

The ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Youth (SOMY) is pleased to announce the 2019 ASEAN Youth Social Journalism Contest. ASEAN is inviting youth “Social Journalists” to submit an essay describing a theme that explores “the importance of responsive and transparent government in their day-to-day lives, promoting the ideals of fairness, equity, and transparency in their …

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Meeting of the ACWC-ACW Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Development of ASEAN Gender Mainstreaming

Meeting of the ACWC-ACW Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Development of ASEAN Gender Mainstreaming Strategies ASEAN Secretariat – Jakarta, Indonesia May 28th, 2019. The United States Government through the ASEAN-USAID Partnership for Regional Optimization within the Political-Security and Socio-Cultural Communities (PROSPECT) project continues its commitment to uphold the rights of women in ASEAN. Working closely …

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Video Production Training Workshop for Finalists of the 5th ASEAN Youth Video Contest

Hanoi, Vietnam May 20th – 23rd, 2019 May 20th, 2019. Building upon successful contests over the past four years, the United States Government through the ASEAN-USAID Partnership for Regional Optimization within the Political-Security and Socio-Cultural Communities (PROSPECT) project, is supporting the 5th ASEAN Youth Video Contest. The contest, endorsed by the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting …

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ASEAN Cross-Sectoral and Cross-Pillar Meeting to Prevent and Counter the Rise of Radicalization

ASEAN Cross-Sectoral and Cross-Pillar Meeting to Develop the Work Plan of Action to Prevent and Counter the Rise of Radicalization and Violent Extremism 2018-2025 April 4-5, 2019 Bali, Indonesia April 4, 2019. The U.S. Government is supporting ASEAN’s efforts to prevent and counter radicalization and violent extremism by providing technical expertise to the Senior Official …

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Launch of the ACWC Regional Guidelines and Procedures to Address the Needs of Victims of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) and Practitioners’ Workshop

Bangkok, Thailand — April 2-4, 2019 The U.S. Government continued its ongoing support to counter TIP in ASEAN by providing technical support and expertise to the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) to draft the ACWC Regional Guidelines and Procedures to Address the Needs of Victims …

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Fifth Annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women Launched, Focuses on the Circular Economy

Press Release Fifth Annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women Launched, Focuses on the Circular Economy JAKARTA, 4 April 2019 – Today, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with UL, launched the fifth annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women.  The 2019 …

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ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) 2019

ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) 2019 Partnership Conference Bangkok, Thailand April 1 – 2, 2019 The U.S. Government, through the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT project, is providing complementary support to the ACWC along with the Government of Australia, Plan International, Thailand Institute of Justice, and the Asia …

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32nd U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue

Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary W. Patrick Murphy co-chaired the 32nd U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue in Washington, D.C., on March 28, together with Deputy Foreign Minister Thongphane Savanphet of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The dialogue highlighted the broad range of U.S.-ASEAN cooperation across political, economic, and social pillars and highlighted the …

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PDAS Patrick Murphy East Asian and Pacific Affairs Telephonic Briefing

PDAS Patrick Murphy East Asian and Pacific Affairs Telephonic Briefing March 22, 2019   Moderator:   Greetings everyone from the U.S. Department of State’s Asia Pacific Media Hub in Manila.  I’m Zia Syed, the Asia Pacific Media Hub Director, and I’d like to welcome our participants dialing in from across the continent and the United States. …

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CDA Bocklage Remarks at NEC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

as drafted Monday March 18, 2019 Good morning everyone! Thank you for joining us today in celebrating the opening of the new U.S. Embassy building in Jakarta. As Ambassador Donovan pointed out, we are two missions here under one new roof – the U.S. Mission to Indonesia and the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, the Association …

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Press Releases: The Department of State Dedicates the New U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia

03/19/2019 09:50 AM EDT Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 19, 2019 As a display of our enduring friendship and important partnerships with Indonesia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan Jr., Chargé d’affaires for the U.S. Mission to ASEAN Jane Bocklage, and Director …

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Young Entrepreneurs from ASEAN Converge in Luang Prabang to Study Ecotourism

Press Release March 11, 2019 Young Entrepreneurs from ASEAN Converge in Luang Prabang  to Study  Ecotourism   LUANG PRABANG, LAO PDR – During the week of March 4-8, 2019, fifty young entrepreneurs from ASEAN countries and Timor Leste met in Luang Prabang to join a workshop on ecotourism organized through the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative …

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ASEAN, United States Reiterate Commitment to Strengthen Partnership

From ASEAN Secretariat Website JAKARTA, 1 March 2019 – ASEAN and the United States of America (US) discussed a range of collaborative initiatives to further strengthen their strategic partnership during a meeting at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta (2/28). The 10th Meeting of the ASEAN-US Joint Cooperation Committee noted that the ASEAN-US relations continued to follow an …

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Call for Applications for the 2019 YSEALI Women’s Leadership Academy

US-ASEAN will host the fifth YSEALI Women’s Leadership Workshop in Jakarta 10 – 14 June, 2019 (travelling day on June 10 to Jakarta and travel back to their respective countries on June 15).  The workshop will gather 33 women leaders from all 10 ASEAN countries as well as Timor-Leste. The workshop will focus on capacity-building …

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Call for Applications Open for the 5th Annual ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship Program

Call for Applications Open for the 5th Annual ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship Programme INDONESIA, 11 January 2019 – The ASEAN Foundation and the ASEAN Secretariat with the support from the U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched the call for applications for the 2019/20 ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship programme, …

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AICHR Forum on Access to Justice

Bangkok, Thailand — December 17th-18th, 2018 The U.S. Government through the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT project supported the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) to hold a regional forum on access to justice, specifically on the topics of legal aid in ASEAN, prisoners’ right to life, and juvenile justice. Bringing together over 90 participants, including representatives from …

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CDA Campbell Opening Remarks at GOTI 6th Commander’s Forum

Millennium Hilton Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand — Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018; 8:15 AM Good morning Admirals, Generals, Inspector General, officers, distinguished guests and ladies and gentlemen. I am delighted to be in the presence of so many maritime and law enforcement professionals to kick-start the 6th Gulf of Thailand Maritime Law Enforcement Commander’s Forum in this …

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AICHR-CACJ High-Level ASEAN Human Rights Dialogue: Rights of Accused Persons in Criminal Cases

Putrajaya, Malaysia December 10-11, 2018  The U.S. Government through the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT project supported the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) to convene a “High-Level Dialogue on the Rights of Accused Persons in Criminal Cases.”  The event, co-hosted by the Council of ASEAN Chief Justices (CACJ), marked the second time the U.S. Government has …

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Press Release: 2018 YSEALI Summit Innovation Slam Winners

December 6, 2018 The United States Mission to ASEAN is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Innovation Slam, the centerpiece of the December 3-5 YSEALI Summit in Singapore. The 2018 YSEALI Summit gathered 125 alumni of YSEALI along with young American entrepreneurs and innovators to celebrate YSEALI’s …

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President Trump’s Administration is Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Through Investments and Partnerships in Economics, Security, and Governance

Issued on November 18, 2018 https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-trumps-administration-advancing-free-open-indo-pacific-investments-partnerships-economics-security-governance/ A Steadfast and Enduring Commitment: Vice President Pence visited Japan, Singapore, Australia, and Papua New Guinea this week to reaffirm President Trump’s commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific in which all nations are sovereign, strong, and prosperous. For two centuries, American security and prosperity have depended upon free and open …

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ASEAN-United States Leaders’ Statement on Cybersecurity Cooperation

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 Singapore on 15 November 2018 on the occasion of the 6th ASEAN-U.S. Summit; Sharing the vision of a peaceful, secure and resilient regional cyberspace that serves as an …

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Prepared Remarks for Vice President Pence at the East Asia Summit Plenary Session

Suntec Convention Centre Suntec City, Singapore It’s an honor to be here with so many leaders from across the Indo-Pacific at the 13th East Asia Summit. Prime Minister Lee, thank you once again for hosting this meeting in the beautiful and inspiring nation of Singapore. Last year, President Donald Trump attended this summit to lay …

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PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Gay Jane Perez from the Philippines Wins $20,000 ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women

PRESS RELEASE Dr. Gay Jane Perez from the Philippines Wins $20,000 ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women   Cebu, Philippines, October 18, 2018 – The United States Mission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) congratulate Dr. Gay Jane Perez from the Philippines as the winner of the fourth annual ASEAN-U.S. …

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Press Release: Empowerering ASEAN Scientists to Effectively Engage with Policymakers   

PRESS RELEASE:  Science Communication Workshop Empowered ASEAN Scientists to Effectively Engage with Policymakers     The Philippines, 14 October 2018 – Today 37 ASEAN scientists from the 2018/19 ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship and three previous fellowship cycles gathered in Cebu, the Philippines, to participate in a 3-day science communication and policy advocacy workshop organised by …

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On the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Original link is here: https://www.state.gov/s/d/2018/286287.htm Special Briefing John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, NY September 27, 2018 MR PALLADINO: Thank you all for coming. We are privileged today to have with us the Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, who will be speaking about the …

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Eight Finalists Vie for $20,000 in the 4th Annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women

Jakarta, September 13, 2018 — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the U.S. Mission to ASEAN  and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories (UL), are pleased to announce eight finalists for the fourth annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women. This year’s competition focused on precision agriculture, seeking to …

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Statement from the Press Secretary

Issued on: August 31, 2018 President Donald J. Trump will travel to Paris, France, to participate in a November 11 commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I. The President’s participation in this event will highlight the sacrifices that Americans have made, not only during World War …

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MOU Signing for US-ASEAN Internship Program (Singapore, September)

On August 31, USASEAN CDA Campbell and U.S.-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) Senior Vice President Michael Michalak signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to combine efforts, resources and ideas in support of the joint US-ASEAN Internship Program. The program highlights internship opportunities for local students at U.S. companies operating in Southeast Asia. The MOU outlines USABC …

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Telephonic Briefing: Asia Pacific Media Hub

Ambassador Piper Campbell Chargé d’Affaires Ad Interim Telephonic Briefing Asia Pacific Media Hub August 7, 2018 Moderator: Hi, good morning from the Asia Pacific Regional Media Hub in Manila. I’d like to thank our participants from around the region for joining us today. After a busy weekend at the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting and other multilateral …

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Press Availability at the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. It’s been an honor to participate in my first ASEAN ministerial meetings here in Singapore. I want to first thank Foreign Minister Balakrishnan for hosting. We have reaffirmed our strong bilateral relationship, and it’s great to be back in Singapore again after having been here in June.We remain grateful for Singapore’s …

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Secretary Pompeo Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Minister. It’s an honor to co-chair this ministerial meeting with you. It’s my first meeting as well. I’m delighted to participate in this first engagement here with U.S.-ASEAN, and it’s great to be back in Singapore. I would like to thank you, Foreign Minister Balakrishnan, for Singapore’s warm welcome, …

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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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Charge d’affaires Piper Campbell’s Remarks for Independence Day Celebration

Jakarta, July 4 2018 Greetings Minister Luhut Pandjaitan and ASEAN Deputy Secretary General Tuan, selamat datang and welcome. Ambassador Donovan, on behalf of the US Mission to ASEAN, I’m so pleased to join with the bilateral mission in this celebration of the anniversary of the American Declaration of Independence. 242 years ago, one of the …

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17 Talented Scientists Selected for 2018/2019 ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship

INDONESIA– The ASEAN Foundation, in partnership with ASEAN and the U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is pleased to announce 17 scientists from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Brunei Darussalam as 2018/2019 ASEAN Science and Technology (S&T) fellows. The fellows were selected for their track record …

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U.S.-ASEAN Connect Digital Economy Series Event in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, June 27, 2018 – U.S.-ASEAN Connect , the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City , the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council , and USAID’s ASEAN Connectivity through Trade and Investment Project (US-ACTI) jointly organized a Connect Digital Economy Series Event on “Understanding Cross-Border Data Flows:  E-Commerce and Beyond” at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The event featured discussion of Vietnam’s private-sector plans to grow the digital economy and …

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Regional Workshop: Enhancing Access to Information and Community-based Protection System

Regional Workshop on Prevention Strategies to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Especially for Women and Children:  Enhancing Access to Information and Community-based Protection System June 21st in Hanoi, Vietnam. The U.S. Government through the ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security (PROGRESS) project supports the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) …

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The Philippines Wins 4th ASEAN Youth Video Contest

JAKARTA (June 14th, 2018) – Troy Logramonte Valdehueza of the Philippines has won first place in the 4th ASEAN Youth Video Contest. His video “We Belong” speaks about identity and acceptance of the Lumads people of Mindanao, an indigenous community in the Philippines. In second place, Malaysia’s Risjhen Rajasingam Velsine produced, “We Are More Alike …

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Inception Meeting to Operationalize the ASEAN Standards and Certification for Experts in Disaster Management (ASCEND) Program

Singapore, June 5th, 2018 – The U.S. Government through the ASEAN-U.S. Partnership for Good Governance, Equitable and Sustainable Development and Security (PROGRESS) project convened an inception meeting in Singapore June 4th to 5th to support the efforts of ASEAN’s Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM) to operationalize ASEAN Standards and Certification for Experts in Disaster Management …

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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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ASEAN-U.S. Joint Cooperation Committee Meeting 2019

ASEAN, United States reiterate commitment to strengthen partnership JAKARTA, 1 March 2019 – ASEAN and the United States of America (US) discussed a range of collaborative initiatives to further strengthen their strategic partnership during a meeting at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta yesterday. The 10th Meeting of the ASEAN-US Joint Cooperation Committee noted that the ASEAN-US relations continued to follow an upward trajectory since its elevation to a strategic …

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ASEAN Youth Celebrate Cultural Diversity to Promote Peace and Tolerance through Video Shorts

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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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Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) 2016

ASEAN, US to further strengthen relations JAKARTA, 29 April 2016 – ASEAN and the U.S. reaffirmed their strong determination to further deepen their cooperation. This commitment was made at the 7th ASEAN-U.S. Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) Meeting held at the ASEAN Secretariat yesterday. This is the first JCC to be held since the elevation of …

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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’s Telephonic Press Briefing Transcript Post U.S. – ASEAN Summit 2016

Listen to  audio file.  OPERATOR: Welcome to the readout of the U.S.-ASEAN Summit conference call. At this time all lines are in a listen-only mode and later we will conduct a question and answer session. If you would like to ask a question on tonight’s conference you can press * then 1 on your touchtone phone at …

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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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Joint Statement of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Leaders’ Summit: Sunnylands Declaration

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joint Statement of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Leaders’ Summit: Sunnylands Declaration Sunnylands, California February 15-16, 2016 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 Sunnylands, California, on February …

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Remarks by President Obama at Opening Session of the U.S.-ASEAN Summit

Sunnylands Center The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands Rancho Mirage, California 3:47 P.M. PST PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Good afternoon, everyone.  It is my privilege to welcome you to this landmark gathering — the first U.S.-ASEAN Summit hosted by the United States.  This reflects my personal commitment, and the national commitment of the United States, to a strong …

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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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Plan of Action to Implement the ASEAN-U.S. Strategic Partnership (2016 – 2020)

This Plan of Action is aimed at implementing the goals and objectives of the Joint Statement on the ASEAN-U.S. Strategic Partnership, the Joint Vision Statement on the ASEAN-U.S. Enhanced Partnership, and the ASEAN-U.S. Summits, to strengthen the ASEAN-U.S. Enhanced Partnership for Enduring Peace and Prosperity. It will continue to pursue the goals and objectives of …

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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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Joint Statement on the ASEAN-U.S. Strategic Partnership

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release   We, Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States of America, gathered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 21 November 2015 for the 3rd ASEAN-U.S. Summit. Today, we elevated our relationship to the ASEAN-U.S. Strategic Partnership to strengthen …

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Launch of the Second Year of the ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellows Program

Mr. Larry Maramis, Director of the Cross-Sectoral Cooperation Directorate, Representatives from the ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology, the ASEAN Centre for Energy, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, and the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN-U.S. Science & Technology Fellows, both our first year trailblazers, and our new Fellows, AAAS Representatives, supervisors, ladies and …

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South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Visits the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management

Jakarta – Ambassador Nina Hachigian gave her remarks at the inaugural session of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) policy level officers study visit to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre). Ambassador Hachigian highlighted U.S. humanitarian assistance and disaster relief activities in South and Southeast Asia, underscoring …

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Town Hall Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN Nina Hachigian @america

Jakarta, Indonesia As prepared for delivery Selamat sore, Good afternoon everyone. Thank you, Ambassador Blake for the kind introduction. I am grateful to be your colleague and honored to work alongside you here in Jakarta. What a pleasure to be at @america with all of you.  I was here yesterday for the first time and …

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ASEAN-U.S. Rural Connectivity for Education Grant Program Recipients Announced

ASEAN today announced the two recipients of its ASEAN Rural Connectivity for Education and Development Grant Program; the first ever grant program to be undertaken jointly between ASEAN and the United States.  The program was designed to address some of the gaps identified at last year’sASEAN Conference on Rural Connectivity for Education and Development, such …

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First Resident United States Ambassador Presents Credentials to ASEAN

In a ceremony today at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, H.E. David Lee Carden, the United States’ first resident Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, presented his credentials to ASEAN Secretary-General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan. Dr. Surin will transmit Ambassador Carden’s credentials to ASEAN foreign ministers via the ASEAN Committee of Permanent Representatives in Jakarta. …

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