The Trump Administration & US - Indo-Pacific Relations

This resource will track statements, developments, visits, and other interactions in US-Asia Pacific relations under the President Trump administration. Special focus will be given to the comments and activities of President Donald J. Trump; Vice President Mike Pence; United States Trade Representative Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer; Secretary of Defense James Mattis; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Jr.


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Republic of Indonesia National Day

"On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, it is my pleasure to send our warmest wishes to the people of Indonesia as you celebrate your 73rd year of independence this August …

The Republic of Korea's National Day

"On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I would like to extend my congratulations to the people of the Republic of Korea. As you celebrate your national day on August 15, …

Secretary Pompeo's Remarks on Recent Earthquakes in Indonesia

ASEAN Day 2018

"On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I am honored to congratulate the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Secretariat on the organization’s …

Secretary Pompeo's Debriefing on Trip to ASEAN

"First, from the trip, I think we accomplished the objectives we set out: a chance to meet a number of foreign ministers I’ve not met before; we got a chance to share with them three …

President Trump's Remarks on Tariffs Against China

President Trump's Remarks on Tariffs Against China

U.S. Security Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region

"At the ASEAN Regional Forum on August 4, Secretary Pompeo announced the intent to provide nearly $300 million in security assistance to improve security relationships across the Indo-Pacific region. This assistances includes $290.5 million in …

President Trump's Remarks at Campaign Rally in Ohio-China

Secretary Pompeo's Remarks at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial

"The United States is a Pacific nation, and we remain committed to ASEAN centrality under our Indo-Pacific strategy. Earlier this week, on Monday, I gave remarks on the Indo-Pacific and announced new United States commitments …

Secretary Ross's Remarks on Chinese Investment and the US Response

"As competitors like China explore opportunities to leverage state financing to pave economic inroads, U.S. government foreign investment entities remain fragmented and outdated. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the leading U.S. development finance institution, is …

Secretary Ross's Remarks During Fox Business Interview on Tariffs Against China

Vice President Pence's Remarks on Repatriation of US Service Members from North Korea

President Trump Remarks at Rally in Tampa, Florida - China

President Trump Remarks at Rally in Tampa, Florida - North Korea

Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Ross's Remarks at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum