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LATEST EMBASSY NEWS AND EVENTS

  • Remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry With Philippines Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario at Their Meeting

    SECRETARY KERRY: Well, I’m delighted to be here with my friend Albert del Rosario, the Foreign Minister of the Philippines. And I’ve just had a communication with President Aquino and the Foreign Minister. And we have agreed for a decision that we have made, because of the judgment of our pilots and the airlines, that with the approaching typhoon we are going to postpone the trip that I was going to make to the Philippines.  Read more »

  • The U.S.-ASEAN Expanded Economic Engagement (E3) Initiative

    [Fact Sheet] On October 9 at the U.S.-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders Meeting in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, Secretary John Kerry and leaders of the ten ASEAN states recognized progress in the first year of the “U.S.-ASEAN Expanded Economic Engagement” (E3) initiative – a framework for economic cooperation designed to expand trade and investment ties between the United States and ASEAN, creating new business opportunities and jobs in all eleven countries.  Read more »

  • U.S.-ASEAN Collaboration on Environment and Science Issues

    [Fact Sheet] On October 9, Secretary of State John Kerry attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) - U.S. Summit in Brunei and met with the ASEAN leaders and foreign ministers, as well as the ASEAN Secretariat’s Secretary-General. The Secretary emphasized the full range of programs that the United States supports, working in partnership with ASEAN and with civil society in the region to achieve environmental goals in Southeast Asia: combating illegal logging and wildlife trafficking, encouraging low-emission development, promoting water resource stewardship, and conserving biodiversity.  Read more »

  • U.S.-ASEAN Engagement

    [Fact Sheet] On October 9, Secretary of State John Kerry attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) - U.S. Summit in Brunei and met with ASEAN leaders, foreign ministers, and the ASEAN Secretariat’s Secretary-General. In this meeting, Secretary Kerry reaffirmed the importance of U.S.-ASEAN ties as a crucial element of the United States’ strategic rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region and highlighted many of the cooperative activities the United States has undertaken with ASEAN across its political-security, economic, and socio-cultural pillars.  Read more »

  • Opening Remarks of Secretary of State John Kerry at the Conversation With ASEAN Young Leaders

    First of all, thank you. It’s wonderful to see all of you. I read every one of your biographies, so I know all about you. (Laughter.) And I have to tell you I was incredibly impressed. All of you are doing amazing things. You really are. So I was very excited about being able to come here and have this conversation, and I really want the conversation to be your conversation.   Read more »

  • Kerry Says Trans-Pacific Trade Pact About Jobs, Growth

    Washington — Secretary of State John Kerry says a proposed 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership seeks to generate economic growth and fresh jobs by sparking a wave of investment and business development across the Asia-Pacific region.  Read more »

  • Kerry Calls for Stronger Bonds with Southeast Asia

    Washington — Strengthening the established bonds between the United States and Southeast Asian nations is a “critical part of President Obama’s rebalance to Asia,” Secretary of State John Kerry said October 9 at the opening of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.  Read more »

  • Statement by the Press Secretary on Cancellation of the President’s Trip to Asia

    Due to the government shut-down, President Obama’s travel to Indonesia and Brunei has been cancelled. The President made this decision based on the difficulty in moving forward with foreign travel in the face of a shutdown, and his determination to continue pressing his case that Republicans should immediately allow a vote to reopen the government. Secretary Kerry will lead delegations to both countries in place of the President.  Read more »

  • Readout of the President’s call to President Aquino of the Philippines

    Manila, October 2, 2013 -- President Obama called President Aquino of the Philippines to inform him that, due to the government shutdown, he will not be able to go forward with his planned travel to the Philippines.   Read more »

  • United States Launches New Grant Making Facility to Support Innovative Projects for Development

    Manila, September 30, 2013 -- In pursuit of its commitment to help the Philippines achieve broad-based and inclusive growth, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Philippine-American (Phil-Am) Fund, a five-year, Php984 million ($24 million) grant-making facility that will support Filipino organizations to implement innovative solutions to address the country's development challenges.  Read more »

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