Secretary Antony J. Blinken Remarks at Top of Meeting with the Foreign Ministers of the ASEAN Nations

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE PALACE HOTEL NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 SECRETARY BLINKEN:  (In progress.) – from Asia, good evening.  Thank you all for being willing to meet on short notice in this hybrid format.  It’s very good to see colleagues here in New York, but also to see all of you on the screen.  ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with ASEAN Foreign Ministers

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 23, 2021   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with foreign ministers of ASEAN nations virtually and in-person in New York City on the margins of the UN General Assembly.  Secretary Blinken thanked ASEAN countries for their support of the unprecedented global effort to evacuate U.S. citizens and ...
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Telephonic News Conference with Kin W. Moy, SBO for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Melissa A. Brown, USASEAN Chargé d’Affaires

Telephonic News Conference with Kin W. Moy, Senior Bureau Official for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Melissa A. Brown, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Mission to ASEAN SPECIAL BRIEFING VIA TELEPHONE KIN W. MOY, SENIOR BUREAU OFFICIAL BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS MELISSA A. BROWN, CHARGÉ D’AFFAIRES AT ...
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Marking U.S. Engagement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Its 54th Anniversary

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 6, 2021   On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I am honored to congratulate the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretariat on the 54th anniversary of the organization’s founding on August 8. U.S.-ASEAN engagement is now in its ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the ASEAN Regional Forum Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 6, 2021   The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with the foreign ministers of the 26 ARF participating countries, the ASEAN Secretary General, and the EU High Commissioner at the 28th Annual ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial Meeting hosted by ASEAN Chair Brunei Darussalam. ...
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ASEAN-Related Ministerial Meetings

SUMMARY   Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will participate in five virtual ministerial meetings related to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from August 2-6 EDT. These will be the U.S.-ASEAN, East Asia Summit (EAS), ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), Mekong-U.S. Partnership, and Friends of the Mekong ministerial meetings. During these meetings, the Secretary ...
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The United States and ASEAN: Strategic Partners for the Indo-Pacific

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 4, 2021 The United States is revitalizing our multilateral partnerships to advance our shared prosperity, security, and values in the Indo-Pacific. This week, I was honored to represent the United States at the annual U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.  The United States remains firmly committed to the ASEAN-centered regional architecture, and we strongly ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 4, 2021   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke yesterday with foreign ministers of ASEAN nations and the ASEAN Secretary General during the U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.  The Secretary reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to ASEAN centrality and support for the ASEAN Outlook on ...
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Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 4, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with foreign ministers of the East Asia Summit (EAS) nations and the ASEAN Secretary General during the EAS Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.  The Secretary reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to ASEAN and the EAS, underscoring the essential ...
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Symposium on ASEAN Single Window – Targets Expanded Trade for More Inclusive Growth

Press Release JAKARTA, August 5, 2021 –– Today, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held the fifth symposium on the ASEAN Single Window (ASW) to plan for greater private sector engagement and facilitate timely, cross-border trade.  Held virtually and facilitated by the ASEAN-USAID Inclusive Growth in ...
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U.S. Support for the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 4, 2021   The United States is ASEAN’s strategic partner and remains steadfast in its support for ASEAN-centered regional architecture at the heart of the Indo-Pacific.  We applaud ASEAN’s Outlook on the Indo-Pacific and welcome the strong principles upon which it is based – inclusivity, openness, and a region based on rule ...
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U.S. Support to ASEAN in Fighting COVID-19

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 4, 2021 The United States has provided more than 23 million vaccine doses and over $158 million in emergency health and humanitarian assistance to ASEAN members to fight COVID-19 and is committed to a comprehensive set of actions towards ending the global pandemic in 2022.  These include vaccinating some of the world’s ...
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Briefing With Senior State Department Officials Previewing Secretary Blinken’s Participation in This Week’s ASEAN-Related Ministerials

SPECIAL BRIEFING OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON VIA TELECONFERENCE AUGUST 2, 2021   MODERATOR:  Hello, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this evening’s on-background call to discuss Secretary Blinken’s participation at various ministerial-level events taking place this week related to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN. The State Department officials briefing you today are:  [Senior State ...
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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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U.S.-ROK Pledge to Increase Cooperation on ASEAN and Southeast Asia

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 13, 2021   The United States and the Republic of Korea committed to expanding cooperation in Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific in support of ASEAN centrality and the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific during the first U.S.-ROK Dialogue on ASEAN and Southeast Asia on May 12.  State Department Bureau ...
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34th U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 6, 2021   The United States and ASEAN held the 34th annual U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue on May 5 (May 6 in Southeast Asia) to discuss cooperation under our strategic partnership. Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Ambassador Atul Keshap co-chaired with Lao PDR Deputy Foreign Minister ...
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U.S. Mission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Participates in the 12th ASEAN-U.S. Joint Cooperation Committee Meeting

PRESS RELEASE   U.S. Mission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Participates in the 12th ASEAN-U.S. Joint Cooperation Committee Meeting   Jakarta, March 17, 2021 – U.S. Mission to ASEAN Chargé d’Affaires Melissa A. Brown and Lao PDR Ambassador Ekkaphab Phanthavong co-hosted the 12th ASEAN-U.S. Joint Cooperation Committee Meeting.  The meeting reviewed U.S. cooperation ...
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33rd U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue: Strengthening U.S.-ASEAN Relations

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 5, 2020   Assistant Secretary David R. Stilwell of the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs co-chaired the 33rd U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue on August 4th, Washington, D.C. time (August 5th, Vientiane time) together with Deputy Foreign Minister Thongphane Savanphet of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The dialogue highlighted the broad range ...
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Assistant Secretary David R. Stilwell Participates in the ASEAN Regional Forum Senior Officials Meeting

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 24, 2020   Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs David R. Stilwell represented the United States at the 27th Annual ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) held virtually on July 21, 2020. Assistant Secretary Stilwell commended the ASEAN Chair, Vietnam, for exemplifying resilience and perseverance during ...
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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 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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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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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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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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4th Annual ASEAN Youth Video Contest 2018

Application Details   Background and Introduction   The ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Youth (SOMY) is pleased to announce the 4th Annual ASEAN Youth Video contest focused on the theme of “Youth Celebrating Diversity to Promote a Culture of Peace and Tolerance.” This contest is supported by the ASEAN Foundation and the U.S. Government through ...
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Opening Remarks by Deputy Bocklage at the Fulbright U.S. – ASEAN Pre-Departure Workshop

JAKARTA – ASEAN Secretariat August 29, 2017 — Thank you DSG Vongthep for welcoming us to the ASEAN Secretariat and for providing the space for this workshop. Good morning everyone; and to our Fulbright scholars and alumni from outside Jakarta – welcome to Jakarta! 2017 is a special year because not only does it mark ...
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Remarks on ASEAN Day 2017 by Sec. Tillerson

ASEAN Day 2017 Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC August 7, 2017 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, we offer congratulations to the peoples and member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as well as the ASEAN Secretariat, on the organization’s 50th anniversary ...
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Deadline extended: ASEAN Youth Video Contest Invites Young Filmmakers to Commemorate 50 Years of ASEAN

Deadline is extended to July 8, 2017! The ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Youth (SOMY) is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual ASEAN Youth Video contest focused on the theme of “What does 50 Years of ASEAN Mean to Youth?” This contest is supported by the U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International ...
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United States – ASEAN: 40th Anniversary Facts

  United States –ASEAN: 40 Years of Partnership For the last 40 years, the United States has partnered with ASEAN and its member states on economic engagement, security, rule of law, sustainable development, human rights, and people-to-people programming. The U.S. congratulates ASEAN on its 50th anniversary and is honored to celebrate 40 years as a ...
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Ambassador Hachigian’s Talk on the Digital Economy in ASEAN

Sari Pan Pacific Hotel December 6, 2016, 1:00 p.m. His Excellency Rudiantara, Minister of Communication and Informatics, MASTEL Chair Kristiono, USABC President Alex Feldman, Mr. Jeff Pirie IC Leader from Deloitte, Ladies and Gentlemen: Good afternoon! It is a true pleasure and honor to be here this afternoon with all of you to speak at ...
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Ambassador Hachigian Opening Remarks Trafficking in Person Seminar on Male Victimization

Ambassador Hachigian Opening Remarks TIP Seminar on Male Victimization Hotel Pullman Jakarta Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Good Morning, Esteemed co-panelists: • Police Commissioner General Ari Dono Sukmanto , ASEAN SOMTC CHAIR • IOM Chief of Mission, Mr. Mark Getchell • Head of Security Cooperation Division at ASEAN Secretariat, Ms. Mala Selvaraju Distinguished Representatives and participants ...
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Press Release: Grand Prize Winner of the YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge

United States and ASEAN Announce Grand Prize Winner of the YSEALI World of Food Innovation Challenge SIEM REAP, October 31, 2016 – The United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) awarded first place of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) World of Food Innovation Challenge to a team of three Indonesian students from Gadjah Mada University. The team’s MINO Microbubble Generator technology increased oxygen in water and ...
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Ambassador Hachigian Remarks: “Talk on U.S. Rebalance to Asia”

As prepared for delivery at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. Thank you very much, Julie, for that generous introduction and thank you, CISS President Kung Phoak and Excellency Suos Yara! Good Morning Excellencies, esteemed guests, ladies and gentlemen and thanks to you all for making time to be here with me today. I am ...
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Ambassador Hachigian Remarks: U.S. – ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI – Closing Dinner

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Jakarta Friday, October 21, 2016 Good Evening Everyone! Welcome to this closing dinner of the U.S. – ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI. Let me start with a huge and special thank you to our partner Wedu and to Air Asia, Visa, General Electric and IBM for supporting the Academy. Well, the ...
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Deputy Representative Jane E Bocklage Remarks at a Human Rights Consultation

Deputy Representative Jane E Bocklage Remarks AICHR – SOMTC Consultation on Human Rights-Based Approach in the Implementation of ACTIP and APA Le Meridien Hotel, Jakarta Thursday, September 29, 2016 Good Morning, Excellencies: Mr. Sisoulath, Dr. Dinna Wisnu, General Sukmanto, Ambassador Tavarez, Ambassador Fontan Pardo, Distinguished Representatives and participants from ASEAN Member States, It is a ...
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Ambassador Hachigian Remarks at the Launching of Trafficking in Person Recent Report

Ambassador Hachigian Remarks Launch of the Regional Review on Laws, Policies and Practices within ASEAN Relating to the Identification, Management and Treatment of Victims of Trafficking Especially Women and Children   Le Meridien Hotel, Jakarta Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 Good Morning.  Let me add my welcome to my esteemed co-panelists. Mdm. Lily Purba, Chair of ...
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2nd Annual ASEAN Youth Video Contest 2016 (Deadline extended to Oct 7)

  Deadline is extended to October 7, 2016 Application Details Background and Introduction The ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Youth (SOMY) is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual ASEAN Youth Video contest focused on the theme of “volunteerism” in the ASEAN Community. This contest is supported by the U.S. Government through the United States Agency ...
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READOUT of US–ASEAN Summit 2016

Final Transcript U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE: READOUT of US–ASEAN Summit 2016 September 13, 2016/10:00 p.m. EDT   SPEAKERS: Nina Hachigian, U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN Cynthia Gire, Bureau of Public Affairs PRESENTATION Moderator: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by.  Welcome to the US–ASEAN Summit conference call.  At this time, all participants are in a ...
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Rural Aquaculture and Conservation Agriculture (RACA) System towards Climate Change Adaptation Initiative in Lower Mekong Basin

“Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) is one of significant region in ASEAN. More than 45 million people dwelling in LMB rely on fisheries and agriculture. However, climate change plus overfishing, pollution, landuse and landcover conversion reduce wild fish stock and agricultural crop. To meet the need of aquatic living resources and agriculture production as vital food ...
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Remarks by President Obama Before U.S.-ASEAN Meeting

Remarks by President Obama Before U.S.-ASEAN Meeting National Convention Centre Vientiane, Laos September 08, 2016 11:15 A.M. ICT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  I want to begin by thanking the government and the people of Laos for hosting this summit.  I’ve now met with the leaders of ASEAN eight times, visited Southeast Asia more than any other U.S. ...
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Remarks of President Obama to the People of Laos

Lao National Cultural Hall Vientiane, Laos September 07, 2016 2:04 P.M. ICT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Sabaidii!  Sabaidee bor? AUDIENCE:  Sabaidii. To the government and the people of Laos, thank you so much for the kind welcome that you’ve extended to me and my delegation.  I am very honored to ...
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Press Availability in Vientiane, Laos

John Kerry Secretary of State National Convention Center Vientiane, Laos July 26, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good afternoon, everybody. On behalf of President Obama and all of the American people, I want to express my deepest condolences to the families of those whose loved ones were killed in the horrific attack in Sagamihara, Japan this ...
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Secretary John Kerry’s Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State National Convention Center Vientiane, Laos July 25, 2016 Well, good morning and thank you very – good afternoon – thank you very much, Secretary-General Othman. I really appreciate your welcome. I appreciate your comments. And to all of our colleagues, my colleagues here, thank you very, very much for ...
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Press Release: USAID and YSEALI Promote Youth Innovation to Tackle ASEAN Food Security

For Immediate Release Tuesday, July 5, 2016 SINGAPORE, July 5, 2016 – Today the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), in partnership with technology giants Cisco and Intel, announced the beginning of the final stage in the student competition to develop innovative technology solutions for the Association ...
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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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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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Announcing the 2013-2014 US-ASEAN Fulbright Initiative for Scholars and Government Officials

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the U.S. Mission to ASEAN invite university faculty, foreign ministry and government officials, and professional staff of think tanks and other NGOs in ASEAN member nations to travel to the U.S. for scholarly and professional research for three to four (3-4) months on ...
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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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