2018 YSEALI Summit Innovation Slam Winners

December 6, 2018 The United States Mission to ASEAN is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI)  Innovation Slam, the centerpiece of the December 3-5 YSEALI Summit in Singapore. The 2018 YSEALI Summit gathered 125 alumni of YSEALI along with young American entrepreneurs and innovators to celebrate YSEALI’s fifth anniversary. The summit focused on ...
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Chargé Syptak-Ramnath’s Remarks at the Opening Plenary Presentation of the 2018 YSEALI Summit

Chargé Syptak-Ramnath’s Remarks at the Opening Plenary Presentation of the 2018 YSEALI Summit Monday, December 3, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Good morning and welcome to the 2018 YSEALI Summit. We are honored to be joined by Mr.  Baey Yam Keng, the Senior Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Mr. Brooks Entwistle, a ...
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President Trump’s Administration is Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Through Investments and Partnerships in Economics, Security, and Governance

Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2018 President Donald J. Trump’s Administration is Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Through Investments and Partnerships in Economics, Security, and Governance A Steadfast and Enduring Commitment: Vice President Pence visited Japan, Singapore, Australia, and Papua New Guinea this week to reaffirm President Trump’s commitment to ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence and Prime Minister Lee of the Republic Of Singapore in Joint Press Statements

  THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release November 16, 2018 REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AND PRIME MINISTER LEE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE IN JOINT PRESS STATEMENTS The Istana Singapore PRIME MINISTER LEE:  Vice President Pence, ladies and gentlemen, may I extend a very warm welcome to Vice President ...
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U.S. Commercial Service, American businesses show their support for ASEAN Smart Cities Network

On the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN Summit, nine U.S. companies took part in the USA CITY NOW showcase at the ASEAN Smart Cities Network November 11-15, 2018. Supported by the U.S. Commercial Service, the companies demonstrated their latest technology solutions to prepare ASEAN for the ongoing digital revolution. On November 15, Singapore Foreign Minister ...
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Prepared Remarks for Vice President Pence at the East Asia Summit Plenary Session

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release November 15, 2018 PREPARED REMARKS FOR VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AT THE EAST ASIA SUMMIT PLENARY SESSION Suntec Convention Centre Suntec City, Singapore It’s an honor to be here with so many leaders from across the Indo-Pacific at the 13th East Asia Summit. Prime Minister ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence at the 6th U.S.—ASEAN Summit

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President For Immediate Release November 15, 2018 REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AT THE 6TH U.S.—ASEAN SUMMIT Suntec Convention Centre Suntec City, Singapore VICE PRESIDENT PENCE:  Your Majesty, your excellencies, it is my honor to join you all here at the 6th Summit between the United States of ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 23, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone today with Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan. The two discussed the upcoming U.S.-ASEAN and East Asia Summits in Singapore in November. Both sides looked forward to Vice President Pence’s travel ...
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U.S. and Singapore organize workshop on regional cybercrime and intellectual property rights enforcement

The U.S. Department of State, Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security partnered with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), Singapore Customs and Singapore Police Force on the Third Country Training Program Workshop on Regional Cybercrime and Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement.  Held from October 15-19, 2018, the workshop trained officials from across ASEAN ...
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Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Meeting with Singaporean Minister of Defence Dr. Ng Eng Hen

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with the Singapore Minister of Defence Dr. Ng Eng Hen during the 2018 Association of Southeast Asian Nations Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM-Plus) on October 18, 2018. The two leaders reaffirmed their mutual commitment to the U.S.-Singapore defense relationship and discussed efforts to strengthen cooperation, to include counterterrorism and ...
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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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