Discussion about Vietnam in Subcommittee Hearing of East Asia and Pacific FY 2015 Budget Priorities


Subcommittee Hearing: Resourcing the Pivot to Asia: East Asia and Pacific FY 2015 Budget Priorities

http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-resourcing-pivot-asia-east-asia-and-pacific-fy-2015-budget-priorities

Witnesses
The Honorable Daniel R. Russel
Assistant Secretary
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
U.S. Department of State
[full text of statement]

http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA05/20140520/102233/HHRG-113-FA05-Wstate-RusselD-20140520.PDF

House Foreign Affairs Committee
Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

May 20, 2014

The FY 2015 Budget Request for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Excerpt:


In the second term, the Administration is continuing to build on those
commitments to modernize our alliances, expand trade and investment, strengthen
regional institutions and respect for rule of law, promote respect for human rights,
and deepen our engagement with emerging powers such as Indonesia, Vietnam and
China.

We also continue to develop our longstanding
partnership with Singapore, deepen our comprehensive partnerships with Vietnam,
Malaysia, and Indonesia, and expand ties with longtime friends such as Taiwan
and New Zealand.

In the past year, President
Obama launched Comprehensive Partnerships with Vietnam and Malaysia.

The Secretary’s December 2013 announcement in Vietnam of expanded regional
maritime capacity building assistance reflects our commitment to assist our
ASEAN partners. The planned region-wide funding support for maritime capacity
building exceeds $156 million for the next two years. In Vietnam, for example, the
United States intends to provide more than $18 million in new assistance to
enhance the capacity of coastal patrol units to deploy rapidly for search and rescue,
disaster response, and other activities.

The Secretary’s December 2013 announcement in Vietnam of expanded regional
maritime capacity building assistance reflects our commitment to assist our
ASEAN partners. The planned region-wide funding support for maritime capacity
building exceeds $156 million for the next two years. In Vietnam, for example, the
United States intends to provide more than $18 million in new assistance to
enhance the capacity of coastal patrol units to deploy rapidly for search and rescue,
disaster response, and other activities.

Ms. Denise Rollins
Acting Assistant Administrator
Bureau for Asia
U.S. Agency for International Development
[full text of statement]

http://docs.house.gov/meetings/FA/FA05/20140520/102233/HHRG-113-FA05-Wstate-RollinsD-20140520.pdf



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