Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:
On March 26, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman in Washington, D.C. Deputy Secretary Sullivan and Foreign Minister Anifah affirmed the importance of the U.S.-Malaysia Comprehensive Partnership and pledged to continue to strengthen diplomatic, economic, and security ties. The Deputy Secretary and the Foreign Minister also discussed the South China Sea, to include ensuring freedom of navigation and over-flights, as well as upholding a rules-based maritime order. The two leaders also pledged to strengthen cooperation to counter the growing threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.