East Asia and Pacific

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March 18, 2013

Culinary Diplomacy in Timor-Leste

On March 14, 2013, Ambassador Judith Fergin and her husband Greg prepared a traditional Thanksgiving meal, as part of a… more
March 13, 2013

President Obama Meets With the Sultan of Brunei

President Obama hosted His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei for a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office to affirm the… more
March 11, 2013

Women Light the Way for Future Generations

Most of us in the United States don't think twice when we turn on a light to work late into… more
March 7, 2013

Burmese Media Delegation Observes U.S. Free and Independent Press

Mr. Thiha Saw sits at a table in the Washington Post boardroom, listening attentively about the role of the newspaper… more
March 4, 2013

CITES Begins in Bangkok To Protect At-Risk Plants and Wildlife

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is now meeting in Bangkok, and… more
February 21, 2013

Empowering Future Leaders in the Pacific

I had the pleasure of hosting the inaugural Future Leaders of the Pacific conference. Young leaders ranging in age from… more
February 12, 2013

A Diverse and Socially Inclusive America Needs to Share Its Story

Diversity is our strength, and everyone, including persons with disabilities, has important contributions to make. more
February 11, 2013

International Writing Program Sends Former U.S. Poet Laureate to Burma

This past month, the State Department sent four of the best American writers and poets on our first International Writing… more
January 24, 2013

Burma: Hoops for Change

Sports have the unique ability to connect people in nonverbal ways. And our sports exchanges work to create positive learning… more
January 18, 2013

Building on a Strong Foundation of Historic Ties With the Asia-Pacific

Economic issues were also at the forefront of our engagement with the Asia-Pacific region in 2012, particularly fostering economic integration… more
January 17, 2013

Multilateral Organizations Play Important Role in the Asia-Pacific

Regional multilateral organizations play an increasingly important role in the Asia-Pacific and the United States further strengthened its engagement with… more


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