Remarks by Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy at the CICP’s Virtual Conference: Sustainable Development and the Future of the Mekong

October 26, 2020 Phnom Penh, Cambodia Thank you, Ambassador Sothirak and thank you to the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) for the invitation to come and speak to you today.  I would like to acknowledge the panelists and participants of this conference, some here in Phnom Penh and others joining virtually from Australia, …

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Stimson Center’s Report: The Mekong Matters for America and America Matters for the Mekong

BY  Brian Eyler  Co-Author ·   Courtney Weatherby  Co-Author Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam are bound together and geographically defined by the Mekong River, which has historically provided a rich, natural bounty of fish, agricultural productivity, physical connectivity, and key environmental services to more than 60 million people living in the river basin. The Mekong’s importance has only grown as …

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Joint Statement from the Co-Chairs of the Special ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson April 26, 2020 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Lao PDR as the co-Chairs of the Special ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) conducted via video conference on April 22/23, 2020. Begin Text: We, the ASEAN Foreign Ministers and the …

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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 to continue our collaboration with ASEAN to beat this pandemic and get back to the business of building a bright future for the …

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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 and wellbeing of our combined one billion …

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Remarks of Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy at Virtual Journal Launch and Discussion “2nd edition of Journal of Greater Mekong Studies”

April 21, 2020 Phnom Penh, Cambodia Good Day! We are really pleased to launch the second edition of the Journal of Greater Mekong studies. This is a forum to discuss key issues that inform relevant stakeholders and address complex issues facing the region. The Lower Mekong is a focus for ASEAN and the entire international …

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UPDATE: The United States Is Continuing To Lead the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 16, 2020 The U.S. Government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health response to the COVID-19 pandemic even while we battle the virus at home.  As part of this comprehensive and generous  response from the American people, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have now …

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The U.S., China, and Pluralism in International Affairs

Remarks David R. Stilwell, Assistant Secretary Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Brookings Institution December 2, 2019 As Prepared Good afternoon. Thank you to the Brookings Institution for inviting me. I’ve been asked to speak today about the People’s Republic of China, and its intentions for shaping the global order. I will do …

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The United States and ASEAN: Expanding the Enduring Partnership

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  FACT SHEET November 3, 2019   The United States and ASEAN: Expanding the Enduring Partnership U.S. engagement with the ten member states of ASEAN has never been stronger.  The United States welcomed the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific, and its close complementarity with America’s …

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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 Reaffirms our Enduring Relationship with ASEAN

Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY MORGAN ORTAGUS, SPOKESPERSON The United States Reaffirms our Enduring Relationship with ASEAN On the 10th anniversary of the accession of the United States to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, the United States celebrates our flourishing strategic partnership with ASEAN. The close relationship …

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STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON

March 27, 2019 For Immediate Release U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Uighur Muslims Impacted by Human Rights Crisis in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Mihrigul Tursun, a Uighur Muslim who survived horrific conditions and abuse in a Chinese …

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