2015 East Asian and Pacific Affairs Remarks, Testimony, and Speeches


December
12/28/15 Background Briefing - Developments on the Relationship between Japan and the Republic of Korea; Office of the Spokesperson; via Teleconference
12/17/15 Press Availability at Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Bangkok, Thailand
12/16/15 Press Availability at Government House;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Bangkok, Thailand
12/16/15 Press Availability at the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Ministry of Thailand; Bangkok, Thailand
12/02/15  Telephonic Media Briefing With Nina Hachigian, U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN
12/02/15 U.S. Strategic Interests and the APEC and East Asia Summits;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Fuchs, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia & The Pacific; Washington, DC

November
11/30/15 Promoting the Long-Term Sustainability and Security of the Space Environment;  Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance; 3rd ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Workshop on Space Security; Beijing, China
11/19/15 Democracy in Southeast Asia;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Scott Busby, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy; Washington, DC
11/18/15 Remarks by the President at CEO Summit; Makati Shangri-La; Manila, Philippines
11/17/15 APEC Ministerial Intervention;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Manila, Philippines
11/16/15 Remarks at NCAPEC Luncheon;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Manila, Philippines
11/04/15 U.S.-Asia Policy Update;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; The Asia Society; New York City
11/02/15 Preview of APEC 2015;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew J. Matthews, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC

October
10/27/15 The Road Ahead for TPP;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Atlantic Council; Washington, DC
10/21/15 Burma's Challenge: Democracy, Human Rights, Peace, and the Plight of the Rohingya;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
10/20/15 Assessing the North Korea Threat and U.S. Policy;  Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim; Washington, DC
10/20/15 U.S. Policy on North Korean Human Rights;  Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues Robert R. King; Washington, DC
10/14/15 Preview of the visit of Republic of Korea President Park Geun-hye;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
10/14/15 Remarks at a Dinner in Honor of Republic of Korea President Park Geun-hye;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Mellon Auditorium; Washington, DC
10/13/15 Remarks With Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, and Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Boston, Massachusetts
10/09/15 Preview of Upcoming Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew J. Matthews, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
10/08/15 Opening Statement at his Meeting With PLA Gen. Fang Fenghui;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Ba Yi Building; Beijing, China
10/08/15 Opening Statement at his Meeting With PRC State Councilor Yang Jiechi;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Zhongnanhai; Beijing, China
10/06/15 Remarks With First Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yong at ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Seoul, South Korea

September
09/30/15 Remarks With Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman at the U.S.-ASEAN Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Palace Hotel; New York City
09/29/15 Remarks With Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Palace Hotel; New York City
09/29/15 Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New York Palace Hotel; New York City
09/25/15 Secretary Kerry Co-hosts a Lunch for Chinese President Xi Jinping Along With Vice President Joe Biden;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
09/24/15 Interview With Beijing TV's Yang Lan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
09/21/15 Remarks With Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
09/15/15 Northeast Asian Dynamism and the U.S.-R.O.K. Alliance: Past, Present, Future;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; The 3rd US-ROK Dialogue at the Wilson Center; Washington, DC
09/11/15 Remarks at the 27th PIF Post-Forum Dialogue;  Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

August
08/07/15 Remarks With Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Hanoi, Vietnam
08/07/15 Remarks at Fulbright University Youth Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Hanoi, Vietnam
08/07/15 Remarks on U.S.-Vietnam: Looking to the Future;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Daewoo Hotel; Hanoi, Vietnam
08/06/15 Intervention at the East Asia Summit;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/06/15 Press Availability in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; JW Marriott; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/06/15 Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Putra World Trade Center; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/05/15 Remarks at Young South East Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; JW Marriott; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/05/15 Remarks at the 8th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Putra World Trade Center; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/05/15 Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Putra World Trade Center; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
08/04/15 Remarks on America and the Asia Pacific: Partners in Prosperity;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Singapore Management University; Singapore

July
07/31/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Hanoi; Via Teleconference
07/29/15 Greetings to Mongolia on the 25th Anniversary of its Democracy;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/28/15 White House APEC Women in Transportation U.S. Stakeholder Dialogue;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew J. Matthews, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
07/27/15 Remarks in Seoul, Republic of Korea;  Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks Sydney A. Seiler; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Seoul, South Korea
07/27/15 Remarks with New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
07/21/15 Remarks at the Fifth Annual South China Sea Conference;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; The Center for Strategic and International Studies; Washington, DC
07/15/15 Remarks With Mongolian Foreign Minister Lundeg Purevsuren;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC

June
06/30/15 New Zealand-U.S. Partnership Forum;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Auckland, New Zealand
06/24/15 Closing Remarks at the Strategic Track Oceans Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
06/24/15 Remarks at Roundtable With U.S. and Chinese CEOs;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Blair House, Washington, DC
06/24/15 The Strategic & Economic Dialogue / Consultation on People-to-People Exchange;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Remarks at Plenary Session; Washington, DC
06/24/15 The Strategic & Economic Dialogue / Consultation on People-to-People Exchange Closing Statements;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
06/24/15 The Strategic & Economic Dialogue / Consultation on People-to-People Exchange Joint Press Availability;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
06/23/15 Background Briefing on the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
06/23/15 The U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue / Consultation on People-to-People Exchange;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC
06/23/15 The Strategic & Economic Dialogue / Consultation on People-to-People Exchange -- Remarks at the Joint Banquet;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
06/23/15 The Strategic and Economic Dialogue / Consultation on People-to-People Exchange -- U.S.-China Consultation on CPE Women's Leadership Exchange and Dialogue Event;  Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom; George Marshall Center; Washington, DC
06/23/15 U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue / Act on Climate: Celebration of Energy and Environment Cooperation Panel;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Dean Acheson Auditorium; Washington, DC
06/22/15 Background Briefing on the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue; Office of the Spokesperson; via Teleconference
06/18/15 Preview of the Seventh U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
06/15/15 Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council Annual Gala;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Four Seasons Hotel; Washington, DC
06/11/15 Retreat or Revival - A Status Report on Democracy in Asia;  Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
06/03/15 Remarks at "Korea Going Forward" Conference;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Center for Strategic and International Studies; Washington, DC
06/03/15 U.S. Refugee and Migration Policy and Programs in Southeast Asia;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Via Teleconference; Jakarta, Indonesia

May
05/29/15 Remarks to Reporters at the Westin Chaoyang Hotel;  Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim; Beijing, China
05/27/15 Remarks to Reporters at the Lotte Hotel;  Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim; Seoul, South Korea
05/27/15 Remarks to the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the United States;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; New York City
05/22/15 Press Conference in Rangoon, Burma;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Rangoon, Burma
05/21/15 Readout of Secretary Kerry's travel to Beijing, Seoul and Seattle;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
05/21/15 Taiwan: A Vital Partner in East Asia;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Remarks at the Brookings Institution; Washington, DC
05/20/15 Press Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; @America; Jakarta, Indonesia
05/20/15 Remarks on Civil Society, Youth Leadership and Democracy in Southeast Asia;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; @America; Jakarta, Indonesia
05/19/15 Missile Defense and the U.S. Response to the North Korean Ballistic Missile and WMD Threat;  Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance; Institute for Corean-American Studies (ICAS); Washington, DC
05/18/15 An Open and Secure Internet: We Must Have Both;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Korea University; Seoul, South Korea
05/18/15 Joint Press Availability With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Seoul, South Korea
05/18/15 Meets with the Staff and Families of Embassy Seoul, U.S. Forces Korea, Republic of Korea Military Personnel, and Koreans Who Assisted Ambassador Lippert;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Collier Field House, Yongsan Army Garrison; Seoul, South Korea
05/18/15 Remarks With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Seoul, South Korea
05/17/15 Interview With Ms. Fu Xiaotian for Phoenix TV's "Talk With World Leaders";  Secretary of State John Kerry; Beijing, China
05/17/15 Remarks Before Meeting With Chinese President Xi Jinping;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Great Hall of the People; Beijing, China
05/16/15 Joint Press Availability With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Beijing, China
05/16/15 Remarks With Chinese Premier Li Keqiang;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Beijing, China
05/16/15 Remarks With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Beijing, China
05/16/15 Remarks at a Meeting With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Beijing, China
05/14/15 Advancing U.S. Economic Engagement in Asia;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
05/14/15 Advancing U.S. Economic Engagement in Asia;  Assistant Secretary Charles H. Rivkin, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
05/13/15 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Trip to Beijing, Seoul, and Seattle; Via Teleconference
05/13/15 Maritime Issues in East Asia;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC

April
04/28/15 Remarks at a Luncheon in Honor of Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
04/27/15 Press Availability with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, and Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani;  Secretary of State John Kerry; New York City, NY
04/23/15 The FY 2016 Budget Request for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
04/16/15 Press Availability with Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki and Republic of Korea Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yong;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Washington, DC
04/14/15 Commemorating 70 Years of U.S.-Japan Partnership;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Washington, DC
04/01/15 National Bureau of Asian Research Roundtable;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Seattle, WA

March
03/30/15 Remarks at the APEC-TEL Ministerial Meeting;  Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine A. Novelli; Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) TEL Ministerial; Kualalumpur, Malaysia
03/17/15 Remarks at Republic of Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Seoul, South Korea

February
02/27/15 Remarks on Northeast Asia;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Washington, DC
02/26/15 BCIU Luncheon Discussion; U.S. Senior Official for APEC Robert S. Wang; Washington, DC
02/24/15 Remarks at Mansfield Foundation Event;  Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim; Washington, DC
02/23/15 A Modern U.S.-Japan Alliance;  Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance; American Center; Tokyo, Japan
02/13/15 U.S. Economic Policy in East Asia and the Pacific;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Hotel Okura; Tokyo, Japan
02/09/15 Remarks at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Seoul, South Korea
02/08/15 Remarks at Incheon Airport;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Incheon, South Korea
02/04/15 Supporting Humanitarian Aid Programs in the DPRK;  Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues Robert R. King; SAIS Rome Auditorium; Washington, DC
02/04/15 U.S. Policy Priorities for the East Asian and Pacific Region in 2015;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
02/02/15 From a Swift Boat to a Sustainable Mekong;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Foreign Policy

January
01/30/15 Remarks at the U.S. Embassy Tokyo;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman; U.S. Embassy; Tokyo, Japan
01/30/15 Remarks to Reporters at the Westin Chaoyang Hotel;  Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim; Beijing, China
01/28/15 Remarks at Iikura House, Tokyo;  Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim; Tokyo, Japan
01/27/15 Remarks on the U.S.-Asia Rebalance and Priorities;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace; Phnom Penh, Cambodia
01/27/15 Roundtable With Cambodian Media;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; U.S. Embassy; Phnom Penh, Cambodia
01/26/15 Interview With Nattha Komolvadhin of Program: "Tob Jote";  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Network: Thai PBS; Bangkok, Thailand
01/26/15 Remarks at the Institute of Security and International Studies;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Chulalongkorn University; Bangkok, Thailand
01/24/15 Roundtable With Malaysian Media;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
01/21/15 Exchange of Views on the Human Rights Situation in North Korea;  Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues Robert R. King; European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights; Brussels, Belgium
01/21/15 Remarks with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop After their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
01/21/15 U.S.-Philippines Bilateral Security Dialogue Press Conference;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Diamond Hotel; Manila, Philippines
01/19/15 Remarks at the Mangrove Forum of the Philippine Foreign Service Institute;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Manila, Philippines
01/13/15 Remarks to the Business Council for International Understanding;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; New York City
01/13/15 The North Korean Threat: Nuclear, Missiles and Cyber;  Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim; Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
01/13/15 The United States and Japan: Allies, Global Partners, and Friends for the Future;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; The Japan Society; New York City