The Philippines’ Future Floats in the West Philippine Sea

The Philippines’ Future Floats in the West Philippine Sea By U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim The waters of the South China Sea are home to a dizzying array of marine resources, ranging from vast oil and gas reserves deep beneath the surface to the complex and beautiful ecosystems capable of supporting international seafood ...
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Fact Sheet: U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures

  (first published on state.gov ) Secretary Pompeo launched the U.S.-ASEAN Health Futures initiative. Health Futures captures our existing and ongoing work with ASEAN on public health and lays the groundwork for long-term partnership, targeted assistance, and a renewed focus on our most fundamental resource – the health and wellbeing of our combined one billion people. ...
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ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise Begins in Thailand

SATTAHIP, Thailand (NNS) – The U.S. Navy and maritime forces from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will begin the first ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise (AUMX) with opening ceremonies at Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand Sept. 2. Co-led by the U.S. and Royal Thai navies, AUMX will consist of pre-sail activities in Thailand, Singapore and Brunei, ...
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8th Philippines-United States Bilateral Strategic Dialogue (BSD) Joint Statement

Manila, July 17, 2019 — The Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America held the Eighth Bilateral Strategic Dialogue from 15 to 16 July 2019 in Manila, Philippines.  Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Policy Enrique Manalo and Department of National Defense Undersecretary Cesar Yano co-led the Philippine delegation.  Assistant Secretary of ...
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U.S. Embassy Holds Conservation Camp for ASEAN Youth in Bohol

Bohol, March 28, 2018 — From March 19-26, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, in partnership with Save Philippine Seas, convened 30 youth leaders from all ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member nations for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Sea and Earth Advocates (SEA) Camp in Bohol.  The week-long YSEALI SEA Camp empowered participants to lead sustainable ...
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Secretary of State Tillerson Travel to the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia

 Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson Secretary of State Tillerson Travel to the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia August 1, 2017— U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Manila, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur August 5 – 9.  In Manila, he will participate in the ASEAN Regional Forum, the East Asia Summit Ministerial, the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial, and ...
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U.S. Government Launches ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2017

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, a global safety science company, launched the third annual ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women this month. This year’s theme is urban resilience, with a focus on health, transportation, infrastructure, and workforce safety.  In the ...
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U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Releases Notice of Funding Opportunity for YSEALI Summit 2017

Manila, March 8, 2017 — The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting a proposal for a cooperative agreement to develop and implement the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Summit, a five-day advanced leadership workshop in the Philippines. The YSEALI Summit is ...
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