*Secretary Clinton is delivering a policy address in Honolulu, Hawaii. A transcript of her remarks as delivered will be forthcoming.*
Today’s policy address by Secretary Clinton at the East-West Center in Honolulu caps a year of renewed American engagement and leadership in Asia and the Pacific. President Obama and Secretary Clinton have personally invested in the region. The Secretary broke with tradition and traveled to Asia for her first official visit. By the end of this week, she will have made an unprecedented four trips to the region in her first year in office and touched every corner – from northeast Asia to southeast Asia, from China and India to the Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand – meeting with heads of state and people from across the region. President Obama made a landmark trip to Asia as well, as he and Secretary Clinton have worked bilaterally and multilaterally to ensure that the U.S. is not only “back” as a partner in the Asia-Pacific region, but there to stay.