2017 East Asian and Pacific Affairs Press Releases

08/15/18 Republic of Indonesia National Day;  Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo; Washington, DC
12/28/17 The Secretary's Phone Call With Philippines Foreign Secretary; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/21/17 The Emperor of Japan's Birthday;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
12/15/17 U.S.-Singapore Hold Counterproliferation Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/14/17 U.S.-China Consultation on Foreign Nongovernmental Organization Management; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/13/17 Secretary Tillerson To Participate in UNSC Ministerial on DPRK;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
12/11/17 Secretary Tillerson to Address 2017 Atlantic Council - Korea Foundation Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/08/17 Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun Travels to Tokyo and Bangkok; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/06/17 Visa Restrictions on Individuals Responsible for Undermining Cambodian Democracy;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
12/05/17 Human Rights Council Special Session on Burma;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
12/04/17 Thailand National Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
12/04/17 U.S. and China Satellite Cooperation Means Better Service for Civilian GPS Users; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/03/17 State Department Celebrates Fourth Anniversary of Flagship Program for Southeast Asian Leaders; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/17 Joint Press Statement: U.S.-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialogue 2017 ; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
12/01/17 Special Advisor for Children's Issues to Travel to Japan and the Republic of Korea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/30/17 Lao People's Democratic Republic National Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
11/30/17 Passing of Former ASEAN Secretary General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
11/28/17 Ambassador Tina Kaidanow, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Travels to California, Republic of Korea, and the Philippines; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/28/17 On the Latest D.P.R.K. Missile Launch;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
11/22/17 Efforts To Address Burma's Rakhine State Crisis;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
11/16/17 Sudan Commits To Sever Ties With the DPRK;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
11/13/17 Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun Travels to the Republic of Korea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/12/17 Australia-India-Japan-U.S. Consultations on the Indo-Pacific;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
11/09/17 U.S. and China Hold Second Counter Nuclear Smuggling Consultation; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
11/03/17 Tonga National Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
11/02/17 Secretary Tillerson Travels to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Burma;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
11/02/17 Under Secretary Shannon Travels to Vietnam; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/29/17 Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw Leads a Delegation to Burma and Bangladesh; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/27/17 Cremation of His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
10/26/17 Release of the Report on Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in North Korea;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
10/23/17 Accountability for Human Rights Abuses in Rakhine State, Burma;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
10/22/17 Ongoing U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Crisis in Rakhine State, Burma; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/20/17 Congratulations to New Zealand on Formation of Next Government;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
10/16/17 Amendments to Cambodia's Election Law;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
10/13/17 U.S.-China EcoPartnerships Program; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/11/17 Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan's Travel to Tokyo and Seoul; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/11/17 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Visiting the United States Celebrate 40th Anniversary of U.S.-ASEAN Relations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/10/17 Fiji's National Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
10/04/17 Southeast Asia Regional Counterterrorism Workshop Held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/03/17 U.S.-China Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
10/01/17 Republic of Korea's Chuseok Holiday;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
09/30/17 China National Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
09/30/17 Tuvalu National Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
09/29/17 Republic of Palau Independence Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
09/29/17 U.S.-China Social and Cultural Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/28/17 Secretary Tillerson's Meeting With Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Cayetano; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/28/17 Summary of the U.S.-China Social and Cultural Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/26/17 Secretary of State Tillerson To Travel to Beijing;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
09/26/17 U.S.-China Social and Cultural Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/25/17 Joint Press Statement for the Eighth U.S.-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/19/17 Secretary Tillerson's Call With Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/18/17 Secretary of State Tillerson's Participation in the Second U.S.-India-Japan Ministerial-level Trilateral Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/15/17 Congratulations to the New Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Mari Alkatiri;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
09/15/17 Papua New Guinea Independence Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
09/14/17 Congratulations to the New President of Singapore Halimah Yacob;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
09/14/17 North Korea's Missile Launch;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
09/11/17 Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting with Communist Party of Vietnam External Relations Chairman Hoang Binh Quan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/06/17 Readout of Acting Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton's Meeting With Pacific Island Leaders; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/05/17 Joint Statement on the Extended Deterrence Strategy and Consultation Group; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
09/03/17 Arrest of Cambodian Opposition Leader;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
08/31/17 Acting Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton to Lead U.S. Delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/31/17 Vietnam National Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
08/30/17 Malaysia National Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
08/29/17 Secretary Tillerson's Calls With Japanese and Republic of Korea Foreign Ministers; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/29/17 United States and China Complete Dialogue on Law of the Sea and Polar Issues; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/25/17 Attacks in Rakhine State and Release of the Rakhine Advisory Commission Report;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
08/25/17 Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With Republic of Korea Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/17/17 Joint Statement of the Security Consultative Committee; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/16/17 Indonesia National Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
08/16/17 Secretary Tillerson and Secretary Mattis To Co-host the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee ("2+2"); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/14/17 Republic of Korea National Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
08/08/17 Republic of Singapore National Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
08/07/17 ASEAN Day 2017;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
08/07/17 U.S.-Japan To Hold Security Consultative Committee ("2+2") on August 17; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/06/17 10th Ministerial Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative: Joint Statement; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/06/17 Australia-Japan-United States Trilateral Strategic Dialogue Ministerial Joint Statement ; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
08/03/17 U.S.-Australia Hold Counterproliferation Dialogue in Canberra; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/28/17 Vanuatu Independence Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
07/27/17 Inaugural U.S.-Mongolia Energy Cooperation Dialogue on Energy Security and National Energy Policy; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/25/17 Eighth U.S.-Laos Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue; Washington, DC
07/24/17 The United States Congratulates Timor-Leste on Parliamentary Elections;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
07/18/17 U.S.-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral Policy Planning Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/17/17 Marking the Third Anniversary of the Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
07/14/17 Sixth U.S.-Thailand Strategic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/13/17 On the Passing of Liu Xiaobo;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
07/11/17 Republic of Kiribati Independence Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
07/10/17 Mongolia's National Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
07/06/17 Joint Investigation Team Report on the Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
07/05/17 Ambassador Joseph Yun, Special Representative for North Korea Policy Travel to Singapore and Burma; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
07/04/17 Statement by Secretary Tillerson;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
06/29/17 Twentieth Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
06/15/17 U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue To Be Held June 21, 2017; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/15/17 U.S.-Japan Extended Deterrence Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/13/17 Release of Otto Warmbier From North Korea;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
06/11/17 Republic of the Philippines Independence Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
06/05/17 Joint Statement AUSMIN 2017; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
06/04/17 28th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
05/31/17 Acting Assistant Secretary C.S. Eliot Kang Travels to Japan; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/31/17 Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Ambassador Tina Kaidanow Travels to Singapore; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/31/17 Samoa National Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
05/30/17 Secretary of State Tillerson Travel to Sydney and Wellington;  Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/26/17 Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton to Travel to Brussels; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/22/17 Timor-Leste Restoration of Independence Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
05/19/17 2017 U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/19/17 Secretary Tillerson's Meeting With Republic of Korea Special Envoy Hong Seok-hyun; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/18/17 Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton's Travel to Manila and Beijing; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/17/17 Joint Statement: The Fourth Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Comprehensive Dialogue on Space; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/16/17 Secretary Tillerson's Call With Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/08/17 Special Advisor Susan Jacobs Travels to China and Republic of Korea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/05/17 Extension of Pre-Trial Detention for Members of ADHOC in Cambodia;  Spokesperson Heather Nauert; Washington, DC
05/04/17 Secretary Tillerson Meets With the Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/02/17 United States Partners With Fiji Under Hague Abduction Convention; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/01/17 Republic of the Marshall Islands Constitution Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
04/26/17 Joint Statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/25/17 Bilateral Dialogue Between the United States and the Republic of Korea on Counterterrorism; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/24/17 Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
04/24/17 Secretary Tillerson To Chair UN Security Council Meeting on Denuclearization of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (D.P.R.K.);  Deputy Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
04/21/17 U.S.-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral Meeting in Tokyo; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
04/12/17 Khmer New Year (Cambodia);  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
04/12/17 Lao New Year (Laos);  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
04/12/17 Songkran Festival - Thai New Year (Thailand);  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
04/12/17 Thingyan Water Festival (Myanmar);  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
04/04/17 North Korean Missile Launch;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
04/03/17 Ambassador Joseph Yun Travel to Moscow; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/24/17 Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act Sanctions; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/19/17 Secretary Tillerson's Meeting With President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China (P.R.C.); Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/17/17 Ambassador Joseph Yun, Special Representative for North Korea Policy Travel to Beijing and Seoul; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
03/07/17 Secretary of State Tillerson To Travel to Tokyo, Seoul, and Beijing; Acting Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC
02/28/17 Secretary Tillerson's Meeting With State Councilor of the People's Republic of China (PRC) Yang Jiechi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/27/17 U.S.-Japan-R.O.K. Trilateral Joint Statement on North Korea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/24/17 Mongolian Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar);  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
02/23/17 U.S.-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral Meeting in Washington, D.C.; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/21/17 Brunei Darussalam National Day;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Washington, DC
02/21/17 Secretary Tillerson's Phone Call with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/17 Secretary Tillerson's Meeting with Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China Wang Yi; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/17/17 Special Advisor for Children's Issues Travels to Southeast Asia and Australia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/16/17 Acting Assistant Secretary of State Patricia Haslach Travels to Indonesia; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/16/17 U.S.-ROK-Japan Foreign Ministerial Joint Statement on the Situation in North Korea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
02/14/17 Sports Envoys Maia and Alex Shibutani Visit the Republic of Korea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/31/17 Nauru's Independence Day; Acting Secretary of State Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.; Washington, DC
01/26/17 Australia Day; Acting Secretary of State Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.; Washington, DC
01/24/17 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Architect for the New U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
01/24/17 The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Construction Award for the Chancery Major Rehabilitation in Manila, Philippines; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC