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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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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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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Indo-Pacific Cooperation on COVID-19

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 12, 2020 As President Trump has said, the United States is working with our friends and partners around the world to coordinate our efforts on stopping the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States values our cooperation with allies and partners in combatting the pandemic and in planning for our collective ...
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The U.S. Vision for the Indo-Pacific

The U.S. Vision for the Indo-Pacific   The United States’ vision for the Indo-Pacific is a free and open region comprised of nations that are independent, strong, and prosperous. Advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific is a whole-of-government effort focused on three pillars: economics, governance, and security. This vision is built on principles that are widely shared throughout the region: ensuring ...
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Under Secretary Krach Advances Global Economic Security at Indo-Pacific Business Forum

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 12, 2019   Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach made three major announcements in energy, infrastructure and digital initiatives at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF) in Bangkok.  Together they represent advanced efforts in all three economic pillars of the Indo-Pacific Strategy to incorporate globally trusted ...
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2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum Showcases High-Standard U.S. Investment

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 3, 2019 Over 1,000 business and government leaders from the United States and across the Indo-Pacific region gathered on November 4 in Bangkok for the Indo-Pacific Business Forum to promote the value of high-standard investment, transparency, rule of law, and private-sector-led economic development. The nearly 200 U.S. business executives in attendance represented ...
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Release of the United States’ Report on the Implementation of the Indo-Pacific Strategy

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 3, 2019 On the occasion of the 2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum and the East Asia Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, the U.S. Department of State is pleased to release a progress report on the implementation of the U.S. whole-of-government strategy for the Indo-Pacific region. “A Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Advancing a Shared Vision” ...
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Indo-Pacific Transparency Initiative

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 3, 2019 The Indo Pacific Transparency Initiative was announced by Vice President Pence in November 2018 at the APEC CEO Summit in Papua New Guinea. The Transparency Initiative encompasses more than $600 million in programs that have been funded since the beginning of the Trump Administration. These programs promote civil society, rule ...
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The United States and ASEAN: Expanding the Enduring Partnership

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 3, 2019 U.S. engagement with the ten member states of ASEAN has never been stronger.  The United States welcomed ASEAN’s Indo-Pacific Outlook, and its close complementarity with America’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, as well as the regional approaches of our allies and partners.  The United States aims to uphold sovereignty, transparency, good governance, ASEAN centrality, ...
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President Trump’s Administration is Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Through Investments and Partnerships in Economics, Security, and Governance

Issued on November 18, 2018 https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-trumps-administration-advancing-free-open-indo-pacific-investments-partnerships-economics-security-governance/ A Steadfast and Enduring Commitment: Vice President Pence visited Japan, Singapore, Australia, and Papua New Guinea this week to reaffirm President Trump’s commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific in which all nations are sovereign, strong, and prosperous. For two centuries, American security and prosperity have depended upon free and open ...
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Fact Sheet: Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Region

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 18, 2018 https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2018/11/287433.htm One year ago in Vietnam, President Donald J. Trump laid out America’s vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, in which all nations are sovereign, strong, and prosperous. This week, Vice President Michael R. Pence reaffirmed the ironclad and enduring U.S. commitment to the ...
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Sec. Pompeo Remarks on “America’s Indo-Pacific Economic Vision”

SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. It’s great to be with you. Thank you, Tom, for the kind introduction. Thanks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for having me here and hosting this important Indo-Pacific Business Forum as well. I’m glad to see, too, many American business leaders with us here today. I did this for a ...
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