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Indo-Pacific Transparency Initiative

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 14, 2020   Announced by Vice President Pence two years ago, the Indo-Pacific Transparency Initiative includes more than $1 billion in programs that promote civil society, rule of law, and transparent and accountable governance across the region. The support of the United States for good governance is integral to our vision for ...
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Joint Statement on Human Capital Development at the 8th ASEAN-U.S. Summit

We, the Heads of State/Government of Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States of America, met via videoconference, on 14 November 2020, under Viet Nam’s 2020 ASEAN Chairmanship, on the occasion of the 8th ASEAN-U.S. Summit; We underscored our shared commitment to strengthening the ASEAN-U.S. Strategic Partnership. We ...
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United States and ASEAN: A Billion Futures Across the Indo-Pacific

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 13, 2020   Senior White House officials met with the leaders of the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States to advance our strategic partnership during the 8th U.S.-ASEAN Summit held November 13 (November 14 in Southeast Asia). The officials reaffirmed their support for a free and open Indo-Pacific as ...
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U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP): Sharing Expertise Between Cities to Benefit the People of ASEAN

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 13, 2020   The U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership (USASCP) was launched by Vice President Pence at the 2018 U.S.-ASEAN Summit in Singapore.  The Departments of State, Commerce, and Transportation; National Science Foundation; USAID; USTDA; and others have launched 20 projects to improve transportation, water and resource reuse, and health system capacity for ...
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2020 Indo-Pacific Business Forum Promotes Free and Open Indo-Pacific

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 ...
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