Indo-Pacific Virtual Conference on Strengthening Governance of Transboundary Rivers

Ambassador Michael George DeSombre’s Closing Remarks Indo-Pacific Virtual Conference on Strengthening Governance of Transboundary Rivers I would like to start by thanking Satu Limaye and the organizers at the East-West Center, Assistant Secretary Stillwell and my colleagues at the State Department, and of course you all – experts from across Asia and beyond – who …

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The Mekong River, Mekong Sovereignty, and the Future of Southeast Asia

The Mekong River, Mekong Sovereignty, and the Future of Southeast Asia REMARKS DAVID R. STILWELL, ASSISTANT SECRETARY BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS INDO-PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON STRENGTHENING TRANSBOUNDARY RIVER GOVERNANCE VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE OCTOBER 15, 2020 (As Prepared) Thank you to Satu Limaye and the East-West Center, and thank you to all who are …

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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 …

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The United States and ASEAN Are Partnering To Defeat COVID-19, Build Long-Term Resilience, and Support Economic Recovery

The United States and ASEAN Are Partnering To Defeat COVID-19, Build Long-Term Resilience, and Support Economic Recovery PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 22, 2020 Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are enduring strategic partners as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and plan for economic recovery. We commit …

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U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures

U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 22, 2020 Today, Secretary Pompeo launched the U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures initiative. Health Futures captures our existing and ongoing work with ASEAN on public health and lays the groundwork for long-term partnership, targeted assistance, and a renewed focus on our most fundamental resource – the health …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Briefing With Journalists from East Asian and Pacific Media Outlets

SPECIAL BRIEFING MARCH 30, 2020 MS WALSH:  So our first question will to go Straits Times, Nirmal Ghosh. QUESTION:  Good morning, Mr. Secretary. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning. QUESTION:  Can you hear me? SECRETARY POMPEO:  Yes, I can hear you just fine, sir. QUESTION:  Right.  Nirmal Ghosh, Straits Times.  Thank you very much.  How do you see U.S.-China relations …

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U.S. Support for ASEAN in Fighting COVID-19

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 31, 2020 As the leader in the global health and humanitarian response to COVID-19, the United States has acted swiftly to support our ASEAN partners in combating the COVID-19 virus. Since the outbreak began, the U.S. government has provided approximately $18.3 million in emergency health and humanitarian assistance to …

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Join our business trip to Laos and Cambodia to Explore Business Opportunities in Agriculture and Agribusiness

U.S. Embassy invites your company to join our upcoming business delegation to Cambodia and Laos, on February 4-7. Our target participants to join the delegation include: U.S. manufacturers and suppliers of agricultural and agribusiness products Local distributors/representatives of U.S. products Scope of products and services: seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, agro-processing equipment, animal and aquaculture feed, …

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U.S. Government Supports Royal Thai Government to Fight Drug Trafficking

On December 16, the United States donated electronic equipment with a value of approximately $20,000 to the Royal Thai Government to fight drug trafficking and transnational crime as part of a longstanding U.S.-Thai law enforcement partnership.  Consul General Sean O’Neill, joined by DEA Chiang Mai Resident Agent in Charge John Grindean, presented the equipment to …

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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Stilwell Visits Thailand

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Stilwell Visits Thailand U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs David R. Stilwell arrived in Bangkok on November 1, 2019 to begin a four-day visit of bilateral meetings with Thai government officials and civil society organizations, as well as bilateral and multilateral meetings with regional partners …

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President Trump Announces the United States Government Mission to the United States-Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit and East Asia Summit

President Trump Announces the United States Government Mission to the United States-Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit and East Asia Summit Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the United States participation in the United States-Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit and the East Asia Summit in Bangkok, the Kingdom of Thailand, from November 3 to 4, 2019. The President …

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United States Hosts 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Summit in Phuket: Advancing Partnership for Sustainability

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 30, 2019 United States Hosts 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Summit in Phuket: Advancing Partnership for Sustainability The U.S. Department of State will host the 2019  Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Summit  in Phuket, Thailand from September 29 to October 3, 2019.  The leadership summit will bring together 150 emerging leaders, from all …

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The United States and ASEAN: An Enduring Partnership

With a population of 650 million, average GDP growth of five percent nearing $3 trillion, and a young, tech-savvy demographic, the ten ASEAN countries make up one of the world’s most dynamic ‎regions.  Over the past 42 years, the United States and ASEAN have worked together to promote peace, stability, and prosperity.  The U.S.-ASEAN relationship …

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Strengthening the U.S.-Mekong Partnership

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, and a rules-based order, in conjunction …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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Statement by Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson: The Passing of General Prem Tinsulanonda, Statesman and President of the Privy Council

For Immediate Release Statement by Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson May 29, 2019 The Passing of General Prem Tinsulanonda, Statesman and President of the Privy Council On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my deepest condolences on the passing of General Prem Tinsulanonda to his family, friends, and the people of …

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Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in a 1:1 Conversation

Office of the Press Secretary February 27, 2019 Remarks by President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in a 1:1 Conversation Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hanoi, Vietnam 6:33 P.M. ICT CHAIRMAN KIM: (As interpreted.) So it’s exactly 261 days since we met last …

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Joint Statement of President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un at the Singapore Summit

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of …

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East Asia Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Alumni Workshop

On Thursday, April 26, Chargé d’Affaires Peter Haymond welcomed to Bangkok 63 alumni from the East Asia Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Alumni Workshop. Participants included teachers from Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Over the course of two days, the participants shared their successes since participating in the program and attended sessions on developing …

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President Donald Trump in Asia | November 3-14 2017

As was announced on September 29, 2017, President Donald J. Trump will travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Hawaii, from November 3-14, 2017. The President’s travel will underscore his commitment to longstanding United States alliances and partnerships, and reaffirm United States leadership in promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific …

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U.S.-ASEAN Conference on Marine Environment Issues

The U.S.-ASEAN Conference on Marine Environmental Issues (September 14-15, 2017) is a significant regional marine conservation meeting. Building on numerous inaugural commitments announced at the Our Ocean Conference 2016 and the recent United Nations Ocean Conference, the event will provide key stakeholders with the opportunity to explore and recommend policies that will contribute to improved …

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Regional Consultation Toward a Southeast Asia Framework for Zika Virus Preparedness and Response

Acting U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Henry Jardine launched a regional conference that increased understanding about the threat from the Zika virus. The conference, hosted on July 12 by the Thai Ministry of Public Health, was the first in a series of meetings in countries across Asia to address the Zika virus, which is linked …

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Connecting Asia: A Regional Consultation on ICT, HIV, MSM and Getting to the 90-90-90 Targets

On June 14, U.S. Ambassador Glyn Davies opened a three-day event in Bangkok with over 150 delegates from 22 Asian countries to find ways to improve the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to connect men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women with HIV prevention, testing and treatment services. Participants at …

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Ambassador Davies at TechCamp Thailand

On May 17, Ambassador Davies thanked 60 participants from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines for participating in “TechCamp Thailand.” The TechCamp participants spent the last two days learning from 15 global and regional expert trainers how to use developing technologies to promote peace and dialogue in their local communities. The U.S. Embassy will provide …

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The Opening Ceremony of TechCamp Thailand

On May 16, Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond welcomed to Bangkok 60 participants from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines to “TechCamp Thailand.” The theme for the U.S. Embassy sponsored camp is “Promoting Peace and Dialogue through Technology.” It features trainers from around the globe providing showcases and expertise on technologies such as online …

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Closing Ceremony of Cobra Gold 2017

On February 24 Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Peter Haymond and General Surapong Suwana-adth, Thailand’s Chief of Defense Forces, presided over the Closing Ceremony of Cobra Gold 2017, the largest multilateral exercise in the Asian region. DCM Haymond was joined by Lieutenant General David Berger, Commander of United States Marine Forces Pacific, and Heads of …

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The Cobra Gold 2017 Humanitarian Civic Action Dedication Ceremony

On February 23, Ambassador Glyn Davies joined Royal Thai Armed Forces Chief of the Joint Staff General Tarnchaiyan Srisuwan in presiding over the Cobra Gold 2017 Humanitarian Civic Action (HCA) Site One dedication ceremony at Ban Non Lueam School in Nakhon Ratchasima. Cobra Gold 2017 includes a total of six HCA projects to construct multi-purpose …

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Cobra Gold 2017 Opening Ceremony

Ambassador Glyn T. Davies; Commander of U.S. Pacific Command Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr.; and Thailand’s Chief of Defense Forces General Surapong Suwana-adth presided over the February 14 opening ceremony for Cobra Gold 2017, the largest multilateral exercise in Asia co-hosted by Thailand and the United States. This, the 36th version of Cobra Gold, brings …

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The Fifth Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Criminal Enforcement Network (IPCEN) in Bangkok

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond spoke at the fifth annual meeting of the Intellectual Property Criminal Enforcement Network (IPCEN) in Bangkok on February 14. The IPCEN is an important initiative for the U.S. Department of Justice and other US Government agencies and brings key law enforcement and industry officials from ASEAN and north Asian …

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The Empowering Ideas Forum

Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond spoke to more than one hundred participants at The Empowering Ideas Forum in Bangkok on February 8, 2017. The U.S. State Department-funded program brought think-tank managers and researchers from nineteen countries to Thailand to discuss the region’s talent as an engine for peace and development and to discuss important …

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The 2nd Southeast Asia Judicial Workshop on Cybercrime

Ambassador Glyn Davies gave opening remarks on February 7, 2017 at the 2nd Southeast Asia Judicial Workshop on Cybercrime. The U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Thai Courts of Justice, organized and sponsored the cybercrime workshop. Judges from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, …

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YSEALI Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar Reception

On July 12, Ambassador Glyn T. Davies hosted a reception at his residence in honor of 40 youth leaders who are now attending the YSEALI Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar (TIES). During the seminar, the participants explored issues of shared values and discovered ways to inspire positive community action, volunteerism, and grassroots mobilization in local …

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