Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

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Date: 07/14/2014 Description:  Acting Assistant Secretary Susan A. Thornton - State Dept ImageThe Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, headed by Acting Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton, deals with U.S. foreign policy and U.S. relations with the countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

U.S.-China Relationship

Date: 09/30/2017 Description: Secretary Tillerson Meets With Chinese President Xi Jinping - State Dept ImageSecretary Tillerson (Sept. 30): "This is a relationship that continues to grow and mature on the strength of the relationship between yourself and President Trump, and we look forward to advancing that relationship with this upcoming summit." Full Text» Trip Page»

U.S. Foreign Policy Update

Date: 09/22/2017 Description: New York Foreign Press Center Briefing with Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton on ''U.S. Foreign Policy Update and the Asia-Pacific.'' - State Dept ImageSept. 22: Acting Assistant SecretarThornton delivers a U.S. foreign policy update on the Asia-Pacific to the New York Foreign Press Center. Full Text»

UN Security Council Briefing on North Korea

Ambassador Haley (Sept. 4): "The time has come to exhaust all diplomatic means to end this crisis, and that means quickly enacting the strongest possible measures here in the UN Security Council. Only the strongest sanctions will enable us to resolve this problem through diplomacy." Full Text»

U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee

Date: 08/17/2017 Description: Secretaries Tillerson and Mattis Shake Hands With Their Japanese Counterparts, Ministers Kono and Onodera - State Dept ImageSecretary Tillerson (Aug. 17): “The United States and Japan will continue our shared resolve to protect our citizens and work for security and stability in northeast Asia.” Full Text» DipNote» More»

U.S.-ASEAN Meeting

Date: 08/07/2017 Description: Secretary Tillerson Speaks to the Press in the Philippines - State Dept ImageSecretary Tillerson (Aug. 7): "We had also some very constructive conversations with our ASEAN colleagues in the U.S.-ASEAN meeting...just continuing the strong commitment from both an economic and security standpoint but also continuing the cultural and people-to-people exchanges that exist today through a number of educational programs and other efforts that we think are important for drawing our peoples closer together." Full Text» Trip Page»