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The Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, headed by Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, deals with U.S. foreign policy and U.S. relations with the countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Date: 07/18/2013 Description: Daniel Russel is the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs  - State Dept Image Assistant Secretary Russel: "The well-being and future of the United States is inextricably connected to the peaceful development of the Asia-Pacific region, as you pointed out. Four and a half years ago, President Obama deliberately decided to make engagement in the region a strategic priority for the United States of America, and I’m proud to have a continuing role in developing the Asia rebalancing
strategy."

FY 2016 Budget Request

Apr. 23: Assistant Secretary Russel testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific on "The FY 2016 Budget Request for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs".


U.S.-Japan Partnership

Deputy Secretary Blinken (Apr. 14): "This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II – a time to reflect on the remarkable story of two former adversaries who have become the closest of allies and friends." Full Text»

U.S.-Asia Regional Order

Under Secretary Sherman (Feb. 27):"America’s security and prosperity are inextricably and increasingly linked with the Asia-Pacific." Full Text»


U.S. Economic Policy in East Asia and the Pacific

Date: 02/13/2015 Description: Deputy Secretary Antony ''Tony'' Blinken delivers remarks on U.S. economic policy in the East Asia and Pacific Region at an event hosted by the Japan Association of Corporate Executives, or Keizai Doyukai, in Tokyo, Japan. - State Dept Image

Deputy Secretary Blinken (Feb. 13): "We have this policy that we call the rebalance, and it has several pillars, each of which contributes in substantial ways to facilitating and supporting this region’s growth and economic dynamism." Full Text» Photos» More on Travel»


U.S.-Republic of Korea Partnership

Date: 02/09/2015 Description: Deputy Secretary of State Antony ''Tony'' Blinken meets with First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Tae-yong at the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul, South Korea, on February 9, 2015.  - State Dept ImageDeputy Secretary Blinken (Feb. 8): "The partnership between the United States and the Republic of Korea is increasingly a global partnership and that’s something I very much look forward to working on." Full Text» Photos» More»

U.S. Policy Priorities for the East Asian and Pacific Region in 2015

Feb. 4: Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel R. Russel provides an overview of 2015 U.S. policy priorities and objectives for the East Asian and Pacific region. Full Text»


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