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US Department of State: Pompeo Travels to Maldives to Announce New U.S. Presence
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US Department of State: Pompeo Travels to Maldives to Announce New U.S. Presence

Secretary Pompeo Travels to Maldives to Announce New U.S. Presence in Key Indo-Pacific Nation WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: “The United States and Maldives enjoy a strong and growing relationship.  We are bound by shared democratic values and our mutual interest in a free, open, and rules-based Indo-Pacific region that ensures sovereignty and prosperity for all.” — U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, July 24, 2020 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to Malé, Maldives, on October 28, 2020, where he announced plans to open a U.S. Embassy in Malé and met with President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Foreign Minister Abdulla Shaheed.  He also highlighted the United States’ support for Maldives’ democracy and sovereignty. ...
US Department of State: Pompeo Travels to Indonesia For Free & Open Indo-Pacific Region
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US Department of State: Pompeo Travels to Indonesia For Free & Open Indo-Pacific Region

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Travels to Indonesia to Underscore Shared Vision of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Region WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: “The strategic partnership the United States and Indonesia have forged remains more important than ever…we will continue to strengthen the bonds that our two countries enjoy based on our shared democratic values, our deep economic ties, and our commitment to a peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific.” — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, August 14, 2020 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Jakarta, Indonesia, from October 28-29, 2020, where he will meet with Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.  The Secretary will also deliver remarks and meet...
The 53rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
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The 53rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Washington, DC (STL.News) Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of the US Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I am pleased to congratulate the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretariat on the 53rd anniversary of the founding of ASEAN on August 8.  For decades, ASEAN has fostered a more stable, prosperous, and peaceful region.  ASEAN and ASEAN-led mechanisms are at the heart of the U.S. vision for the Indo-Pacific and that of our allies and partners.  The strategic partnership between the United States and ASEAN contributes to our shared vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States and the countries of ASEAN have partnered in myriad ways to battle COVI...
US Department of State: Pompeo’s Call with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister Minh
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US Department of State: Pompeo’s Call with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister Minh

Washington, DC (STL.News) The following is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.  Secretary Pompeo and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Minh reaffirmed the strength of our Comprehensive Partnership as we celebrate a quarter century of U.S-Vietnam diplomatic relations in 2020.  The Secretary underscored U.S. support for Southeast Asian coastal states upholding their sovereign rights and interests under international law and the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific.  The Secretary thanked Vietnam for its leadership as ASEAN Chair and for Vietnam’s coordination in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
US Department of State: US Position on Maritime Claims in South China Sea
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US Department of State: US Position on Maritime Claims in South China Sea

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo released the following statement: The United States champions a free and open Indo-Pacific.  Today we are strengthening U.S. policy in a vital, contentious part of that region — the South China Sea.  We are making clear: Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them. In the South China Sea, we seek to preserve peace and stability, uphold freedom of the seas in a manner consistent with international law, maintain the unimpeded flow of commerce, and oppose any attempt to use coercion or force to settle disputes.  We share these deep and abiding interests with our many allies and partners who have long endorsed a rules-based ...
Asia EDGE holds Virtual Workshop Supporting Indo-Pacific Industry
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Asia EDGE holds Virtual Workshop Supporting Indo-Pacific Industry

Asia EDGE holds Virtual Workshop: “Supporting Indo-Pacific Industry Engagement through Asia EDGE” Washington, DC (STL.News) Interagency leaders convened with the private sector in a virtual Asia EDGE workshop to advance a key element of the Trump Administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy on energy.  Asia EDGE stands for “Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy”—and is designed to address the Indo-Pacific’s growing energy demand, which is projected to increase 60% by 2040. Asia EDGE is connecting more than 200 U.S. companies across 38 U.S. states with foreign entities in the energy sector and assisting countries with reforms that will generate increased U.S. exports and attract further U.S. investment.  American companies are the gold standard for transparency, technology and quality ...