U.S. and Singapore Host ASEAN Trade Facilitation Workshop

The United States and Singapore jointly hosted a workshop for Southeast Asian customs and trade officials on “Implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)” from September 24-29, 2018. Trainers from the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business ...
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Press Availability at the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo  Secretary of State Singapore August 4, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. It’s been an honor to participate in my first ASEAN ministerial meetings here in Singapore. I want to first thank Foreign Minister Balakrishnan for hosting. We have reaffirmed our strong bilateral relationship, and it’s great to be back in Singapore ...
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Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Singapore Expo Singapore, Singapore August 3, 2018   SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you, Mr. Minister. It’s an honor to co-chair this ministerial meeting with you. It’s my first meeting as well. I’m delighted to participate in this first engagement here with U.S.-ASEAN, and it’s great to be back ...
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Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC July 30, 2018 Secretary Michael R. Pompeo today addressed the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Washington, DC, to launch the economic and commercial pillars of the Trump Administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy. Before top U.S. business leaders and foreign dignitaries at the U.S. Chamber ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Jakarta

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Jakarta Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 30, 2018 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore, Singapore; and Jakarta, Indonesia August 1-5. In Kuala Lumpur, August 2-3, the Secretary will meet senior Malaysian officials to discuss strengthening the Comprehensive ...
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Aye Ko wins 2017 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art

We are pleased to announce that the winner for the 2017 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art is Aye Ko from Myanmar. Ambassador Wagar said, “The Joseph Balestier Award honors artists who push the boundaries of creativity and challenge constraints to freedom of expression. There is no finer example of this than the ...
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Assistant Secretary Russel leads U.S. delegation at U.S.-Singapore Strategic Partnership Dialogue

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel traveled to Singapore to lead the U.S. delegation at the fourth annual U.S.-Singapore Strategic Partnership Dialogue. Both sides affirmed the strong political, economic and defense ties between the U.S. and Singapore, and discussed ways to expand bilateral cooperation in new ...
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Singaporean artist Lee Wen wins 2016 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art

We are pleased to announce that Singaporean performance artist Lee Wen is the winner of the 2016 Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art . Best known for his “Yellow Man” series of work, Lee is one of the pioneers of performance art in Singapore. His work is motivated by a strong conviction of justice and idealism, with a persistence to stay true to the self in a highly structured world. Ambassador Wagar ...
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