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

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State 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 ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok: Explosions at Various Locations in Bangkok, Thailand

Locations: Various locations Event: Explosions and Suspicious Devices, Friday, August 2, 2019 The U.S. Embassy confirms several small explosions occurred the morning of August 2, 2019 at the following locations in the central business district and outlying areas of Bangkok: the stairs of Chong Nonsi BTS Station, in front of the Mahanakohn Building-King Power, the ...
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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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