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Fifth Anniversary of the Arbitral Tribunal Ruling on the South China Sea

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 11, 2021   Freedom of the seas is an enduring interest of all nations and is vital to global peace and prosperity.  The international community has long benefited from the rules-based maritime order, where international law, as reflected in the UN Law of the Sea Convention, sets out the legal framework for ...
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FACT SHEET: United States and G7+ Partners Will Provide More than 2 Billion Vaccines for the World

JUNE 13, 2021 STATEMENTS AND RELEASES   The United States and our G7 Partners are rallying to defeat COVID-19 through historic financing, donations, and capacity building, demonstrating how democracies can provide for our people and the world.   The United States and G7+ Leaders announced more than one billion safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to accelerate global coverage. ...
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East Asia Summit Senior Officials’ Meeting

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JUNE 24, 2021 Senior Bureau Official for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kin Moy met on June 24 with senior officials from the East Asia Summit (EAS) nations and Deputy Secretary General of ASEAN for Political-Security Community Michael Tene during the East Asia Summit (EAS) Senior Officials’ Meeting.  Senior Bureau Official Moy reaffirmed ...
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Official Contest Rules of the U.S.-ASEAN Innovation Circle Grassroots Competition

The U.S.-ASEAN Innovation Circle Grassroots Competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State .   Proposal Submission Form:  https://forms.gle/KvX4XwSHXBtevfsV7 Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 31, 2021   Description of Contest Objectives This competition will solicit solutions from the general public in ASEAN member states and Timor Leste to the following challenges to innovation: Challenges to Innovation related to ...
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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Participation in the 8th ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting Plus

Immediate Release JUNE 16, 2021   Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III met virtually with his Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) counterparts, along with counterparts from the other ASEAN Dialogue Partners, at the ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting Plus, June 15, 2021. In his remarks, ...
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