The Enduring U.S. Commitment to ASEAN

PRESS STATEMENT SECRETARY OF STATE, MICHAEL R. POMPEO SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 America has long been a friend to ASEAN countries. At the ASEAN-U.S. Foreign Ministers’ meeting recently, I reaffirmed U.S. support for ASEAN’s role at the heart of the Indo-Pacific. The ASEAN Outlook for the Indo-Pacific and the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy share a respect for sovereignty, the rule of law, transparency, …

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Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI)

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is the U.S. government’s signature program to educate and provide skills training to the people of Southeast Asia.  YSEALI is open to young people from all Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries (Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, …

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The 53rd Anniversary of the Founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 6, 2020 On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I am pleased to congratulate the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretariat on the 53rd anniversary of the founding of ASEAN on August 8.  For decades, ASEAN has fostered a …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Bruneian Foreign Minister II Erywan

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST 4, 2020 The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Bruneian Foreign Minister II Erywan Yusof.  Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed U.S. support for Southeast Asian coastal states upholding their sovereign rights and interests under international law and stressed U.S. …

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Celebrating the 243rd Independence Day of the United States of America

July 3, 2019 – U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Matthew J. Matthews hosted a celebration of the 243rd Independence Day of the United States with the theme of “People-to-People Connections,” illuminating the professional, educational, and cultural ties between Bruneians and Americans. The Independence Day reception was attended by Guest of Honor Dato Seri Setia Awang …

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Third U.S.-Brunei Senior Officials’ Dialogue

The United States and Brunei Darussalam held their Third Senior Officials’ Dialogue on June 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton led the U.S. delegation, which included representatives and experts from various U.S. government agencies.  Bruneian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade II Dato …

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