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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Secretary Ross' Remarks During CPAC [Conservative Political Action Conference] - China, Japan, and Southeast Asia

Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

"The Secretary met with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte February 28 in Manila. They reaffirmed the longstanding U.S.-Philippines alliance, discussing ways to improve cooperation on regional security and counterterrorism. The Secretary and President Duterte also exchanged …

Thailand National Day

"On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my sincerest and warmest wishes to the Kingdom of Thailand on your National Day. This year marked the 200-year anniversary of the …

Secretary Mattis's Remarks on China

Lao People's Democratic Republic National Day

"On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, we send our congratulations on Laos’ National Day to President Bounnhang Vorachit and the people of Laos. Our Comprehensive Partnership and Laos’ role as the …

Vice President Pence's Remarks at the 2018 APEC CEO Summit

"Thank you, Scott. And thank you all for that warm welcome. Prime Minister O’Neill, Chairman Taureka, representatives from across the region, leaders of the business community, and to all our distinguished guests, it’s my honor …

Kingdom of Cambodia's Independence Day

"On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I wish to extend congratulations to the people of Cambodia on the 65th anniversary of your independence on November 9. The strong bond between the …

Defense Secretary Mattis's Remarks on Alliances and Partnerships - Indo Pacific

President Trump's Remarks During the Save Our Seas Act Signing Ceremony - China, Japan and the Philippines

Secretary Pompeo's Remarks on Fiji National Day

"On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Fiji as you celebrate your 48th year of independence on October 10. The United States and Fiji share a deep …