Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Travels to Vietnam to Demonstrate Support for a Strong, Prosperous, and Independent Vietnam

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release October 29, 2020 FACT SHEET “Over the last quarter century, our two countries have built a partnership and friendship founded on shared interests, mutual respect, and people-to-people ties. Our everyday interactions are highlighted by increasing trade and investment ties, strategic cooperation, and collaboration on …

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Launch of the Mekong-U.S. Partnership: Expanding U.S. Engagement with the Mekong Region

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson September 14, 2020 The United States, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam reaffirmed their long-standing relationship by launching the Mekong-U.S. Partnership on September 11. The United States announced plans, working with the U.S. Congress, to increase support for the autonomy, economic independence, good governance, and sustainable growth of Mekong partner countries, noting …

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FACT SHEET: United States-ASEAN Strategic Partnership

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release September 9, 2020 FACT SHEET: United States-ASEAN Strategic Partnership In 2020, the United States celebrates the fifth anniversary of the U.S.-ASEAN Strategic Partnership. This partnership is built on our shared principles, as outlined in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy and the ASEAN Outlook on the …

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FACT SHEET: Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release September 9, 2020 FACT SHEET: Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is the U.S. government’s signature program to educate and provide skills training to the people of Southeast Asia. YSEALI is open to young people from all …

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Support for ASEAN in Fighting COVID-19

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 ASEAN Member States. Globally, as of March 26, …

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FACT SHEET: 2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum Showcases High-Standard U.S. Investment

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release November 3, 2019 Over 1,000 business and government leaders from the United States and across the Indo-Pacific region gathered on November 4 in Bangkok for the Indo-Pacific Business Forum to promote the value of high-standard investment, transparency, rule of law, and private-sector-led economic development. The nearly 200 U.S. business executives in attendance represented some of the …

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FACT SHEET: The United States and ASEAN: Expanding the Enduring Partnership

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release November 3, 2019 U.S. engagement with the ten member states of ASEAN has never been stronger.  The United States welcomed ASEAN’s Indo-Pacific Outlook, and its close complementarity with America’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, as well as the regional approaches of our allies and partners.  The United …

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FACT SHEET: Indo-Pacific Transparency Initiative

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release 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 …

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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 …

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President Donald J. Trump Hails Vietnam’s Commitment to Expanding Commercial Partnerships with American Companies

The White House Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2019 PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP HAILS VIETNAM’S COMMITMENT TO EXPANDING COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIPS WITH AMERICAN COMPANIES “Moving forward as partners, we will achieve great prosperity and success for the American people and for the Vietnamese people.” – President Donald J. Trump BIG-TICKET PURCHASES: …

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Fact Sheet: President Donald J. Trump’s Trip to Vietnam

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                                   November 12, 2017 President Donald J. Trump’s Trip to Vietnam “Today the Vietnamese economy is one of the fastest-growing on earth…We know it is in America’s interests to have partners throughout this region that are thriving, prosperous, and dependent on no one… …

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Fact Sheet: President Trump’s Participation in the 25th Annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting

President Donald J. Trump’s Participation in the 25th Annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and 2017 APEC CEO Summit “We will find opportunities for our private sector to work with yours and to create jobs and wealth for us all. We seek strong partners, not weak partners. We seek strong neighbors, not weak neighbors. Above all, …

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U.S. Efforts To Support Women’s Economic Empowerment in APEC

FACT SHEET Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 18, 2016 Today Secretary Kerry announced that the United States intends to work jointly with Chinese Taipei to support the creation of an APEC sub-fund on women and the economy. The announcement came at a breakfast celebrating five years of effort within APEC to advance women’s …

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Fact Sheet: Trade and Investment with Vietnam

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                     May 24, 2016 The United States is continuing to strengthen its commercial relationship with Vietnam, a rapidly-growing country that offers U.S. businesses and workers substantial opportunities for expanded trade and investment, promoting economic growth …

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FACT SHEET: United States-Vietnam Relations

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                    May 23, 2016 Relations between the United States and Vietnam are at a historic high following the establishment of the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership in 2013 and the celebration of 20 years of diplomatic relations in …

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Fact Sheet: Unprecedented U.S.-ASEAN Relations

Engagement with Southeast Asia, a strategically important, economically dynamic region at the heart of the Asia-Pacific, is a central pillar of the U.S. Rebalance to Asia. Sitting astride some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is strategically important to U.S. interests, and is a key partner in addressing regional …

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Fact Sheet: Advancing the Balance to Asia and the Pacific

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2015 President Obama’s ninth trip to Asia and the Pacific in November 2015 reflects the growing importance of the region to U.S. national interests and the Administration’s commitment to advancing our broader regional strategy, known as the Rebalance. With nearly half of …

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FACT SHEET: The President’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2014 FACT SHEET: The President’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Today in Rangoon, Burma, President Obama announced a significant expansion of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) at a town hall with 400 youth from the member countries of the Association …

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Fact Sheet: U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 16, 2013 In July 2013, Presidents Obama and Sang launched the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership, an overarching framework for advancing the bilateral relationship. The new partnership advances key initiatives to bolster U.S.-Vietnam relations and underscores the enduring U.S. commitment to the Asia-Pacific rebalance. In an effort to advance the …

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