2016 East Asian and Pacific Affairs Remarks, Testimony, and Speeches


November
11/13/16 Press Availability With New Zealand Prime Minister John Key;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Premier House; Wellington, New Zealand
11/13/16 Remarks at Dedication Ceremony of American War Memorial;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Pukeahu National War Memorial; Wellington, New Zealand
11/13/16 Remarks at Meet and Greet With Embassy Staff and Their Families;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Wellington, New Zealand
11/12/16 Remarks After Returning From Antarctica;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Christchurch International Airport; Christchurch, New Zealand
11/10/16 Remarks With New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The George Hotel; Christchurch, New Zealand
11/03/16 Perspectives on U.S. Policy Toward the Asia-Pacific;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
11/03/16 Remarks at Swearing-In Ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines Sung Kim;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC

October
10/29/16 Media Roundtable in Beijing, China;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Westin Hotel; Beijing, China
10/28/16 Remarks at Seoul National University;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Seoul, South Korea
10/27/16 Remarks at a United States-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral Press Conference;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Tokyo, Japan
10/25/16 Remarks With Vietnamese Executive Secretary Dinh The Huynh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
10/24/16 Remarks at Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Manila, Philippines
10/19/16 Remarks With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se at a Press Availability;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
10/19/16 Remarks at the U.S.-Republic of Korea 2+2 Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Room 1107; Washington, DC
10/11/16 AP4.0, an Operating System for the Asia-Pacific Region;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; CSIS Asia Architecture Conference; Washington, DC

September
09/28/16 The Persistent Threat of North Korea and Developing an Effective U.S. Response;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee The Subcommittee on East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy; Washington, DC
09/27/16 Trilateral Cooperation Between the United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
09/23/16 Remarks With Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman at the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Palace Hotel; New York City
09/19/16 Invest Japan Symposium;  Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Ziad Haider, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; New York City
09/18/16 Remarks with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Marriott New York East Side; New York City, NY
09/13/16 Joint Press Availability With Ambassador Kim Hong-kyun, Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs;  Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Seoul, South Korea
09/12/16 Remarks at the Airbnb Luncheon for the U.S. Department of State's Gilman Scholarship Program;  Secretary of State John Kerry; United States Institute for Peace; Washington, DC
09/04/16 Remarks After Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Hangzhou International Expo Center; Hangzhou, China

August
08/30/16 Preview of President Obama's Travel to China and Laos; Washington, DC
08/02/16 Remarks at a State Lunch for Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC

July
07/27/16 Remarks Philippines Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Manila, Philippines
07/27/16 Remarks With Philippines Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Manila, Philippines
07/27/16 Remarks With YSEALI Alumni on Marine Conservation;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Manila, Philippines
07/26/16 Press Availability in Vientiane, Laos;  Secretary of State John Kerry; National Convention Center; Vientiane, Laos
07/25/16 Remarks Before Meeting With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; National Convention Center; Vientiane, Laos
07/25/16 Remarks Before Meeting With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se;  Secretary of State John Kerry; National Convention Center; Vientiane, Laos
07/25/16 Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; National Convention Center; Vientiane, Laos
07/23/16 Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Kerry's Visit to Vientiane and Manila; Office of the Spokesperson; Paris, France
07/14/16 Remarks With South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-Nam And Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Honolulu, Hawaii

June
06/10/16 Remarks With Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
06/07/16 Consultation on People-to-People Exchange Plenary Session;  Secretary of State John Kerry; National Museum; Beijing, China
06/07/16 Press Availability in Beijing, China;  Secretary of State John Kerry; The Westin; Beijing, China
06/07/16 Remarks at the CEO Roundtable;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
06/07/16 Remarks at the Meeting With Chinese President Xi Jinping;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Great Hall of the People; Beijing, China
06/07/16 Remarks at the S-Track Plenary;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
06/07/16 U.S.-China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Beijing International Hotel; Beijing, China
06/07/16 U.S.-China Press Statements;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Great Hall of the People; Beijing, China
06/06/16 Remarks Before the Small Session 1: Bilateral Issues;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
06/06/16 Remarks at the EcoPartnerships Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
06/06/16 Remarks at the Public Event on Oceans;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
06/06/16 S&ED Joint Session on Climate Change Remarks;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
06/06/16 S&ED Opening Session Remarks;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guesthouse; Beijing, China
06/05/16 Conversation With Young Leaders;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Shangri La Hotel; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
06/05/16 Joint Press Availability With Mongolian Foreign Minister Lundeg;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
06/05/16 Remarks Before Meeting With Mongolian Foreign Minister Lundeg Purevsuren;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
06/05/16 Remarks With Staff and Families of Embassy Mongolia;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ambassador's Residence; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
06/03/16 Background Briefing Previewing the Secretary's Visit to Mongolia; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference

May
05/31/16 Interview With Bingru Wang of Phoenix TV;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Treaty Room; Washington, DC
05/31/16 Previewing the Strategic and Economic Dialogue with China;  Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine A. Novelli; Press Briefing Room; Washington, DC
05/25/16 Remarks at the Fulbright University Vietnam Establishment Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Rex Hotel; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
05/24/16 Press Briefing With Secretary Kerry, Deputy NSC Advisor Ben Rhodes, and Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Park Hyatt; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
05/24/16 Remarks Before Meeting with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Government House; Hanoi, Vietnam
05/24/16 Remarks at a Peace Corps Signing Ceremony;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Government House; Hanoi, Vietnam
05/22/16 Joint Press Availability With Burmese Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Naypyitaw, Burma
05/18/16 Preview of President Obama's Travel to Vietnam and Japan;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
05/18/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Travel to Burma; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
05/10/16 Press Conference at American Center Auditorium;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Rose Garden Annex of the American Embassy; Hanoi, Vietnam
05/03/16 Remarks at the JoongAng Ilbo-CSIS Forum 2016;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC

April
04/28/16 Obama Administration Policy in the Asia-Pacific;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Testimony Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
04/27/16 Remarks at the Vietnam War Summit and Conversation With Ken Burns;  Secretary of State John Kerry; LBJ Presidential Library at the University of Texas at Austin; Austin, TX
04/27/16 U.S.-China Relations: Strategic Challenges and Opportunities;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
04/22/16 Airtalk With Larry Mantel, KPCC Radio, Los Angeles (NPR);  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Los Angeles, CA
04/22/16 Press Roundtable in Jakarta;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Jakarta, Indonesia
04/22/16 Remarks at "China's Growing Pains" Conference;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; The University of Southern California; Los Angeles, CA
04/21/16 America's Pacific Future Is Happening Now;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Stanford University; Stanford, CA
04/21/16 Remarks at University of Social Sciences and Humanities Under Vietnam National University, Hanoi;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Hanoi, Vietnam
04/21/16 Remarks in China;  Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim; Westin Hotel; Beijing, China
04/19/16 FY 2017 Budget Priorities for East Asia: Engagement, Integration, and Democracy;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
04/19/16 U.S.-R.O.K.-Japan Trilateral Meeting Press Conference;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Seoul, South Korea
04/18/16 Press Roundtable in Tokyo;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Tokyo, Japan
04/12/16 Remarks At the Pacific Council on International Policy;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Omni Hotel; Los Angeles, CA
04/11/16 Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry's Visit to Japan; Hiroshima, Japan
04/11/16 Interview With Morio Chijiiwa of TV Asahi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Rihga Royal Hotel Hiroshima; Hiroshima, Japan
04/11/16 Press Availability for G7;  Secretary of State John Kerry; International Media Center; Hiroshima, Japan
04/10/16 Secretary of State John Kerry And Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Grand Prince Hotel; Hiroshima, Japan
04/04/16 North Korea: How to Approach the Nuclear Threat;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Rayburn House Office Building; Washington, DC
04/01/16 United States-Indonesia Society Dinner in Honor of Vice President Jusuf Kalla;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; The Fairmont Hotel; Washington, DC

March
03/30/16 Remarks With Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
03/29/16 U.S.-Japan-R.O.K. Trilateral Relationship;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Brookings Institution; Washington, DC
03/28/16 Remarks at the International Law Enforcement Academy -- Bangkok;  Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall; Bangkok, Thailand
03/26/16 Remarks on the Conflict in Southern Thailand;  Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall; Thaksin University; Songkhla, Thailand
03/23/16 A Historic 2015 and More for the U.S. and East Asia Pacific; Washington, DC
03/22/16 Q&A at "Looking East - Trend Lines in the Asia Pacific";  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Hertie School of Governance; Berlin, Germany
03/22/16 Remarks at "Looking East - Trend Lines in the Asia Pacific";  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Hertie School of Governance; Berlin, Germany
03/18/16 Opening Remarks at the U.S.-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialogue;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC

February
02/25/16 Remarks to Olbil Era Kelulau (National Congress) of Palau;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Palau
02/16/16 Remarks by President Obama at U.S.-ASEAN Press Conference; Rancho Mirage, California
02/15/16 Remarks by President Obama at Opening Session of the U.S.-ASEAN Summit; Rancho Mirage, California
02/10/16 Preview of the U.S.-ASEAN Summit;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
02/10/16  Telephonic Media Briefing With Dan Kritenbrink, NSC Senior Director for Asian Affairs and Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs
02/06/16 D.P.R.K. Missile Launch;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC
02/06/16 Lunar New Year;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC

January
01/27/16 Press Availability With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Beijing, China
01/27/16 Remarks With Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Beijing, China
01/27/16 Remarks With Chinese President Xi Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Great Hall of the People; Beijing, China
01/27/16 Remarks With Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Diaoyutai State Guest House; Beijing, China
01/26/16 Press Roundtable in Tokyo;  Counselor of the Department Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.; U.S. Embassy Tokyo; Tokyo, Japan
01/26/16 Remarks With Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Phnom Penh, Cambodia
01/26/16 Remarks at a Meet and Greet with Staff and Families of U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh;  Secretary of State John Kerry; U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh; Phnom Penh, Cambodia
01/26/16 Remarks to the Press;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Phnom Penh, Cambodia
01/25/16 Remarks With Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong Before Their Meeting;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Government House; Vientiane, Laos
01/25/16 Remarks at a Meet and Greet With Staff and Families of U.S. Embassy Vientiane, Laos;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Landmark Hotel; Vientiane, Laos
01/25/16 Remarks at a Press Roundtable;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vientiane, Laos
01/25/16 Remarks at the YSEALI Interaction Event;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Vientiane, Laos
01/24/16 Preview of Secretary Kerry's Travel to Vientiane, Phnom Penh, and Beijing; Via Teleconference
01/22/16 The United States: Southeast Asia's Economic and Security Partner;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Singapore
01/20/16 Remarks With Republic of Korea Deputy Minister Han Min-koo;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Seoul, South Korea
01/18/16 Press Conference in Naypyitaw;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Naypyitaw, Burma
01/16/16 U.S.-Japan-R.O.K. Trilateral Press Conference;  Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken; Tokyo, Japan
01/12/16 Remarks With Secretary of Defense Ash Carter with Filipino Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario and Secretary of Defense Voltaire Gazmin;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC