2017 East Asian and Pacific Affairs Remarks, Testimony, and Speeches


December
12/15/17 Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; United Nations; New York City
12/15/17 Remarks at the UN Security Council Ministerial Meeting on D.P.R.K.;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; United Nations; New York City
12/15/17 Remarks at the UN Security Council Ministerial Meeting on D.P.R.K.;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; United Nations; New York City
12/12/17 On "Meeting the Foreign Policy Challenges of 2017 and Beyond";  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; The 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum; Washington, DC

November
11/24/17 The Parasites Feeding on North Koreans;  Director of Policy Planning Brian Hook; The New York Times
11/22/17 Senior State Department Officials On the Situation in Burma; Via Teleconference
11/15/17 Joint Press Availability With Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Naypyidaw, Burma
11/09/17 Press Briefing in Beijing, China;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; China World Hotel; Beijing, China

October
10/24/17 Assessing U.S. Policy Towards Burma: Geopolitical, Economic, and Humanitarian Considerations;  Deputy Assistant Secretary W. Patrick Murphy, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
10/24/17 Briefing by Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia W. Patrick Murphy on Burma;  Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma W. Patrick Murphy; Washington, DC
10/05/17 The Rohingya Crisis: U.S. Response to the Tragedy in Burma;  Deputy Assistant Secretary W. Patrick Murphy, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC

September
09/30/17 Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Beijing, China
09/30/17 Remarks With Chinese President Xi Jinping Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Beijing, China
09/30/17 Remarks With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Beijing, China
09/30/17 Remarks at a Press Roundtable;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Beijing, China
09/28/17 Evaluating Sanctions Enforcement and Policy Options on North Korea: Administration Perspectives; Acting Assistant Secretary Susan A. Thornton, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement on North Korea Policy Before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; Washington, DC
09/28/17 Remarks With Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
09/27/17 Remarks With Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
09/22/17 U.S. Foreign Policy Update; Acting Assistant Secretary Susan A. Thornton, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; New York Foreign Press Center; New York, NY
09/20/17 Briefing on U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Crisis in Rakhine State; Acting Assistant Secretary Simon Henshaw, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Palace Hotel; New York City, NY
09/18/17 Remarks With Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; The Palace Hotel; New York City
09/12/17 North Korea Policy; Acting Assistant Secretary Susan A. Thornton, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Prepared Statement Before the House of Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
09/08/17 Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia Patrick Murphy on the Situation in Burma;  Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma W. Patrick Murphy; Washington, DC

August
08/17/17 Remarks With Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera at a Press Availability;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC
08/13/17 We're Holding Pyongyang to Account;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; The Wall Street Journal
08/11/17 Secretary Rex Tillerson's Recent Trip to the ASEAN Regional Forum, the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia; Washington, DC
08/09/17 Remarks to the Staff and Families of U.S. Embassy Malaysia;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/09/17 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson With Press;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; En Route to Guam
08/08/17 Remarks to the Embassy Staff;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Bangkok, Thailand
08/07/17 Press Availability in Manila, Philippines;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Sofitel Hotel ; Manila, Philippines
08/02/17 Briefing on Secretary Tillerson's Travel to the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia; Acting Assistant Secretary Susan A. Thornton, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Via Teleconference

July
07/27/17 Statement on the FY 2018 Budget Request for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Acting Assistant Secretary Susan A. Thornton, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
07/25/17 Statement on North Korea Policy Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy; Acting Assistant Secretary Susan A. Thornton, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC

June
06/28/17 Remarks With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
06/21/17 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis at a Joint Press Availability;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC
06/20/17 Preview of the U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Susan A. Thornton, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
06/19/17 Previewing the U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue; Via Teleconference
06/13/17 Remarks With Mongolian Foreign Minister Tsend Munkh-Orgil Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
06/06/17 Meeting With Staff and Families from U.S. Embassy Wellington;  Rex W. Tillerson; U.S. Embassy; Wellington, New Zealand
06/06/17 Press Availability With New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Premier House; Wellington, New Zealand
06/05/17 Meeting With U.S. Consulate Sydney Staff;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Intercontinental Hotel; Sydney, Australia
06/05/17 Press Availability With Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, And Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; New South Wales Government House; Sydney, Australia
06/05/17 U.S.- Australia Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) Opening Session;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; New South Wales Government House; Sydney, Australia
06/01/17 Deputy Assistant Secretary Matt Matthews on Secretary Tillerson's Trip to Australia and New Zealand;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew J. Matthews, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Via Teleconference

May
05/04/17 The U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue; Deputy Assistant Secretary W. Patrick Murphy, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Via Teleconference

April
04/28/17 Readout of the UN Security Council Thematic Meeting on Denuclearization of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Susan A. Thornton, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; New York, NY
04/28/17 Remarks Before Meeting With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; U.S. Mission to the UN; New York City
04/28/17 Remarks at Close of United Nations Security Council Ministerial Session on D.P.R.K.;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; United Nations; New York City
04/28/17 Remarks at the United Nations Security Council Ministerial Session on D.P.R.K.;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; United Nations; New York City
04/20/17 Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia Patrick Murphy on U.S. Relations With Southeast Asia; Via Teleconference
04/17/17 Briefing on the Situation on the Korean Peninsula; Acting Assistant Secretary Susan A. Thornton, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Via Teleconference
04/06/17 Remarks on China Summit;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; West Palm Beach Airport; West Palm Beach, Florida
04/05/17 Preview of the Visit of President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Susan A. Thornton, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
04/05/17 Previewing the Visit of President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China; Via Teleconference

March
03/19/17 Remarks With President Xi Jinping Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Great Hall of the People, Fujian Room; Beijing, China
03/18/17 Remarks Before His Meeting With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Diaoyutai; Beijing, China
03/18/17 Remarks Before His Meeting With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Diaoyutai; Beijing, China
03/18/17 Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a Press Availability;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Diaoyutai; Beijing, China
03/17/17 Remarks With Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Seoul, Republic of Korea
03/17/17 Remarks With Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Seoul, Republic of Korea
03/16/17 Press Availability With Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Tokyo, Japan
03/16/17 Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Tokyo, Japan
03/16/17 Remarks With Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson; Tokyo, Japan
03/10/17 Previewing Secretary Tillerson's Travel to Japan, South Korea, and China; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference