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Facilitating Trade and Investment, Advancing Food Security

Remarks by Ambassador David Carden at the 3rd ASEAN Food Security Conference, Jakarta, October 3, 2011. (As prepared for delivery) The honorable Minister of Agriculture from Indonesia, Dr. Suswono; Deputy Secretary-General for the ASEAN Economic Community, Mr. Sundram Pushpanathan; friends from business and civil society; development partners, colleagues; On behalf of the U.S. government and ...
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U.S. Sponsors Conference on Benefits of Connectivity in ASEAN’s Rural Regions

Hanoi, Vietnam – Innovative technology is at the heart of improving access to education and health services in rural communities in the lower Mekong region and throughout ASEAN. That was the message that emerged during the first ever ASEAN Rural Connectivity Conference for Education and Development in Vietnam this week. Over 200 participants from ASEAN ...
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United States Attends EAS Energy Ministerial

Joint Press Release with the U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan United States Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs Carlos Pascual led a seven-person interagency delegation at today’s East Asia Summit (EAS) Energy Ministerial in Brunei. This was the first such meeting for the United States, which plans to join the regional grouping formally with President Obama’s ...
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Opening Remarks by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Garry Reid at the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus Expert Working Group on Counter

Thank you General Anwar for the kind introduction, and thank you distinguished colleagues for allowing me to address you today as we begin this important conference. I am especially grateful to our Indonesian hosts here in Makassar for their gracious hospitality, and I appreciate the continued efforts by all members of the Expert’s Working Group ...
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