The 52nd Anniversary of the Founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 7, 2019   On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I’m pleased to congratulate the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretariat on the 52nd anniversary of the founding of ASEAN on August 8.  Throughout its history, ASEAN has helped ...
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Strengthening the U.S.-Mekong Partnership

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 2, 2019   The Mekong Matters to America The Mekong region – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam – is strategically important to the United States.  The region is a focus of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy, and integral to our engagement with ASEAN.  The United States aims to uphold sovereignty, transparency, good governance, ASEAN centrality, ...
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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai At a Press Availability

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai At a Press Availability FOREIGN MINISTER DON:  Good day to you, members of press.  Welcome to this press conference, the one which comes after our two meetings – two meetings meaning we have the four eyes and a group meeting before we come to meet you here.  A very simple, simple meeting, a very good meeting that we had.  And ...
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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo On The U.S. In Asia: Economic Engagement for Good

REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SIAM SOCIETY BANGKOK, THAILAND AUGUST 2, 2019   SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  Peter, thank you for the kind introduction.  I also want to thank the Siam Society and your president for hosting me.  I know too we have many prominent businesspeople here in the room with us today. I want to recognize Greg ...
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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Opening Remarks at U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial

REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE CENTARA GRAND BANGKOK, THAILAND AUGUST 1, 2019   SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you, Foreign Minister. Thanks for hosting here today, and I want to congratulate also Foreign Minister Don on a successful year at Thailand’s chairmanship. As Secretary of State, a key part of my mission is to tell the world what America ...
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Opening Remarks at the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial

REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE CENTARA GRAND BANGKOK, THAILAND AUGUST 1, 2019   SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you, Foreign Minister.  I want to thank you, Thailand, for hosting this special ministerial marking a decade of the Lower Mekong Initiative.  The United States has been a proud partner for those whole 10 years, and thanks to our work:  340,000 people have ...
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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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Secretary Pompeo Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Minister. It’s an honor to co-chair this ministerial meeting with you. It’s my first meeting as well. I’m delighted to participate in this first engagement here with U.S.-ASEAN, and it’s great to be back in Singapore. I would like to thank you, Foreign Minister Balakrishnan, for Singapore’s warm welcome, ...
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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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