The United States and ASEAN: Expanding the Enduring Partnership

Fact Sheet 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.  …

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U.S. Commitments Announced at Our Ocean 2018

During the Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia, the United States proudly announced 15 commitments. Together these commitments will strengthen sustainable management of marine resources; prevent plastic and other debris from entering the ocean; support research and observation of ocean ecosystems; and foster partnerships promoting maritime security and a sustainable blue economy. The United States …

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FACT SHEET: Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo today addressed the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Washington, DC, to launch the economic and commercial pillars of the Trump Administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy. Before top U.S. business leaders and foreign dignitaries at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Secretary Pompeo detailed how U.S. business engagement in the Indo-Pacific is essential to the U.S. …

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FACT SHEET: Eliminating All Highly Enriched Uranium from Indonesia

At the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, the United States and Indonesia announced that all fresh (unirradiated) highly enriched uranium (HEU) has been downblended to low enriched uranium (LEU).  The two countries intend to continue their joint effort to eliminate all remaining HEU in Indonesia by September 2016, in furtherance of President Obama and President Jokowi’s …

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