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Fact Sheet: U.S. Engagement in the Pacific

For over a century, the United States has remained a positive force for development throughout the Pacific region -- from the establishment of Naval Station Pearl Harbor in 1912 to... Read More

The State Department on the Pardon of Azerbaijani Soldier

The United States is extremely troubled by the news that the President of Azerbaijan pardoned Azerbaijani army officer Ramil Safarov, who returned to Baku today following his transfer from Hungary.... Read More

U.S.-Japan Statement on Aid Coordination in Pacific Region

Following is the text of a joint statement issued by the United States and Japan on the sidelines of the Pacific Island Forum meetings in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, on August... Read More

Joint Statement on the Rarotonga Dialogue on Gender Equality

On the occasion of the 43rd Pacific Islands Forum, gender equality leaders from the Pacific region held the Rarotonga Dialogue on Gender Equality in Cook Islands on August 31st. Dialogue... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Republic of San Marino’s National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of San Marino as you celebrate your National... Read More

Secretary Clinton on U.S. Peace and Security Partnerships in Pacific

Thank you very much, Admiral Locklear for your strong leadership and your wise insights and your understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing this vast region. Also, Rear Admiral Ray,... Read More

U.S.-Iraq Political, Diplomatic Coordination Panel Joint Statement

The Governments of the Republic of Iraq and the United States of America reaffirmed their strategic partnership during a meeting of the Political and Diplomatic Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) on... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S.-Indonesia Relations

Since Secretary Clinton visited Indonesia in 2009 on her first international trip as Secretary of State, and two years after the launch of the Comprehensive Partnership, United States-Indonesia relations have... Read More

Fact Sheet: U.S. Institutional Support for ASEAN

On September 4, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will meet with the ASEAN Secretary General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan and the ASEAN Committee of Permanent Representatives at the ASEAN Secretariat... Read More

Remarks from Secretary Clinton and Indonesia Foreign Minister in Jakarta

FOREIGN MINISTER NATALEGAWA: (In Indonesian.) I will say a few words in Bahasa, and for those who are not proficient in Bahasa (inaudible.) (Via interpreter.) I am pleased to be... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Swaziland's National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Swaziland as you celebrate your Independence Day... Read More

Secretary Clinton and ASEAN Secretary-General Surin in Indonesia

ASEAN SECRETARY GENERAL SURIN: Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, chair of ASEAN program representative, Excellencies, members of the CPR, it is a great privilege for us to welcome the Secretary here... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in Indonesia

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with senior Indonesian officials, including President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Foreign Minister Raden Mohammad Marty Muliana Natalegawa, to discuss the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership,... Read More

Secretary Clinton on the Occasion of Switzerland's National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Switzerland as you celebrate the 721st anniversary... Read More

Remarks by Ambassador Rice at a Security Council Meeting on Syria

AS DELIVERED Thank you, Foreign Minister Fabius, for convening this important meeting. Mr. President, we gather at a somber hour—less than a week after some of the bloodiest days since... Read More

Secretary Clinton on Vietnam’s National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I would like to congratulate the Vietnamese people as they celebrate Vietnam’s National Day on September 2. In... Read More

Statement by Spokesperson Nuland on the Release of Maldivian National Inquiry Report

The United States welcomes the release of the report of the independent Commission of National Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the February 7 transfer of power in Maldives. The United... Read More

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Travels to East Asia, the Pacific, and Russia

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton travels to the Cook Islands, Indonesia, China, Timor-Leste, Brunei, and Russia, August 30-September 9. In the Cook Islands on August 31, Secretary Clinton will... Read More

Statement by Secretary Clinton on Malaysia Hari Merdeka

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the Malaysian people as you celebrate your fifty-fifth Independence Day... Read More

Preview of Issues at the Upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leader's Meeting in Vladivostok, Russia

BACKGROUND BRIEFING WITH A SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL AND A SENIOR OFFICIAL FROM THE OFFICE OF THE USTR MODERATOR: Good afternoon and welcome to the Washington Foreign Press Center. Today, we’re having a... Read More



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