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ASEAN Appreciation – “Express Yourself” Contest

This coming ASEAN Day, we celebrate the resilience of ASEAN by coming together & joining hands amid the pandemic. As we continue to strive to be one ASEAN community, we are inviting you to showcase your talents through the ASEAN Appreciation – Express Yourself contest!   If you are a lover of poetry or music, this opportunity is your chance to unleash your talents to the region. Plus you could win an exclusive YSEALI ...
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Secretary of Defense Remarks at the 40th International Institute for Strategic Studies Fullerton Lecture (As Prepared)

JULY 27, 2021 Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Singapore Good evening, everyone. It’s great to be here in Singapore, and it’s an honor to be giving what I’m told is the 40th Fullerton Lecture. IISS has done an outstanding job enriching our dialogue about the Indo-Pacific. And James, thanks to you and John ...
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Joint Statement by United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Singapore Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen

JULY 27, 2021 On 27 July, United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Singapore Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen met at the Ministry of Defence during Secretary Austin’s introductory visit to Singapore. Secretary Austin and Dr Ng reaffirmed both countries’ long-standing and multi-faceted bilateral defense relationship, which was most recently ...
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U.S.-ASEAN Innovation Circle — Challenges Identified by Working Groups

Challenges to Innovation related to Women’s Entrepreneurship  Challenge #1: How to address the lack of access to networking for growth of women-owned businesses?   Challenge #2: How to address the lack of skills training and capacity building programs for women-owned businesses?     Challenges to Innovation related to Digital Economy  Challenge #3: How to ensure inclusive access to technology for all?    Challenge #4: How ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with ASEAN Foreign Ministers and the ASEAN Secretary General

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 13, 2021   The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretary General during the Special ASEAN-U.S. Foreign Ministerial Meeting. The Secretary reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to ASEAN centrality and underscored ...
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