Home : Media : News : News Article View
NEWS | Sept. 10, 2020

Secretary Pompeo’s Participation in ASEAN-United States Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

U.S. Embassy in Cambodia

U.S. Embassy in Cambodia -- The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo joined the annual Association of South East Asian Nations ( ASEAN)-United States Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with his counterparts from the 10 ASEAN member states via videoconference on September 9.

Secretary Pompeo and his ASEAN counterparts highlighted the breadth and depth of U.S. engagement and commitment to the ASEAN region. They discussed ASEAN and U.S. cooperation on regional political, security, economic, and cultural issues. The Secretary reiterated U.S. support for the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific and its role in guiding U.S. engagement with ASEAN. He further emphasized ASEAN’s important role at the center of the U.S. vision for the Indo-Pacific. The Secretary announced new initiatives under the U.S-ASEAN Health Futures program and to support human capital development. More information can be found on the forthcoming U.S.-ASEAN Strategic Partnership Factsheet.

Secretary Pompeo praised ASEAN Chair Vietnam for its work convening ASEAN Foreign Ministers during these unprecedented times, and he lauded ASEAN countries for their transparent responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. ASEAN countries thanked the United States for the over $87 million in emergency health and humanitarian assistance provided to combat COVID-19. The Secretary reiterated that the United States will partner with the region in its economic recovery, using all tools at our disposal, including the support of the U.S. private sector.

Secretary Pompeo discussed pressing international and regional issues, including the need to address the root cause of violence in Rakhine State in Burma; for the DPRK to halt its provocations and return to the negotiating table; and for the PRC to halt its aggressive and destabilizing policies, including in the South China Sea, the Mekong sub-region, and Hong Kong. The Secretary and ASEAN Foreign Ministers shared their common position that all disputes in the South China Sea should be resolved peacefully and in line with international law, namely the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

CONNECT WITH USINDOPACOM
Facebook

Like Us
Twitter
328,665
Follow Us

ENGAGE & CONNECT MORE WITH PACOM

                                                 

IN THE USINDOPACOM NEWS
Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Returns to Homeport
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) returns to Naval Station North Island following a seven-month deployment, Aug. 11.The Abraham Lincoln, lead ship of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, returned to Naval Air Station North Island after a deployment to U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleets in support of maritime security operations to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Aug. 12, 2022 - SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) returned home Aug. 11, marking the end of a seven-month deployment to U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleet area of operations.The strike group’s flagship, Nimitz-class...

Pacific Air Forces Provide Aid through Pacific Angel
Aug. 12, 2022 - JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- The U.S. will deploy a U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Medical Support and health response team to Subang Air Base, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to promote interoperability of regional...

Bilateral Runway Repair Enhances Partnerships
Japan Air Self-Defense Force 3rd Air Wing personnel outline an area to excavate in order to repair damage during Rapid Airfield Damage Repair training at Draughon Range, Japan, Aug. 3, 2022. U.S. and Japanese partners worked alongside each other repairing the craters while observers from both countries took notes on the difference in procedures.
Aug. 12, 2022 - MISAWA AIR BASE, AOMORI, Japan -- Members of the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) and Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) 3rd Air Wing counterparts participated side-by-side in a live-fire and rapid airfield damage repair...

Osan Activates Fighter Generation Squadrons
Airmen assigned to the 25th Fighter Generation Squadron perform preflight checks on an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, June 23, 2022. The 25th Fighter Squadron and newly activated 25th FGS work together to prepare for and execute close air support missions in defense of the Republic of Korea and regional stability.
Aug. 12, 2022 - OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Osan Air Base recently activated two new Fighter Generation Squadrons (FGS). The 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron made way for the 25th and 36th FGS, activated to support and maintain...

U.S. Supports Bangladesh’s Launch of Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign
The U.S. Embassy joined the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Ministry of Education and international partners to launch Bangladesh’s national campaign to vaccinate children between ages 5-11 with pediatric doses of U.S.-donated Pfizer vaccines.
Aug. 12, 2022 - DHAKA, U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh -- Today, U.S. Ambassador Peter Haas joined Health Minister Zahid Maleque and Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni to launch the national campaign to administer U.S.-donated Pfizer pediatric...