U.S. Vision for Asia-Pacific Multilateral Engagement

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January 13, 2010
Secretary Clinton Delivers Remarks at East-West Center in Hawaii

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Today, Secretary Clinton delivered remarks at the East-West Center in Honolulu, HI, where she outlined principles and priorities for regional architecture in Asia. The Secretary said:

"[W]e began last January to lay the foundation for a revitalized Asia-Pacific relationship. My first trip as Secretary of State was to Asia -- in fact, this will be my fourth to the region in the last eleven months. President Obama participated in the APEC Summit in Singapore as well as visiting China, Japan, and South Korea; we supported the creation of a regular G-20 leaders summit with strong Asian participation reflecting the new global balance of financial and political power; we held the first ever U.S.-ASEAN summit; we signed the Guam International Agreement that helps sustain a strong U.S. military presence in the region; and we signed the ASEAN Treaty of Amity and Cooperation. And it was no accident that the first state visit hosted by President and Mrs. Obama was for an Asian leader, Indian Prime Minister Singh.

So we are working to deepen our historic ties, build new partnerships, work with existing multilateral organizations to pursue shared interests, and reach beyond governments to engage directly with people in every corner of this vast region.

We start from a simple premise: America's future is linked to the future of the Asia-Pacific region; and the future of this region depends on America. The United States has a strong interest in continuing its tradition of economic and strategic leadership, and Asia has a strong interest in the United States remaining a dynamic economic partner and a stabilizing military influence."Full Text | View Video | Fact Sheet



David M.
Texas, USA
January 15, 2010

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South Korea
January 20, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

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Youngja K.
South Korea
January 21, 2010

Youngja in South Korea writes:

South Korea

Dear Secretary Clinton,

I like United States.
I like philanthropy spirit of the United States.
And I like United States that works on the issue of human rights.
It has been influencing to a lot of countries.
I wish that the Uniuted States will keep having the good relationship among South Korea, China, Japan.
In Asia, North Korea, China, and Japan are brothers and sisters, and the United States is the parent.
Brothers' relations might be okay, but there are still a lot of problems.
For instance, when the territorial issue put South Korea and Japan in serious situation several years ago, no one was able to stop it, but the United States could.
I wish that the Uniuted States will keep having the good relationship among South Korea, China, Japan.
It is for peace in Asia and stability.

God bless you,
Youngja K.


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