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U.S. Secretary Tillerson hosts a working luncheon with Foreign Ministers of the ASEAN Member States at the Department of State & Acting Assistant Secretary Haslach & Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton attending reception for the ASEAN Foreign Ministers hosting by the Department of State at Center for Strategic and International Studies

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May 4, 2017


SOURCE: U.S. Department of State

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Secretary Tillerson Meets With the Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Secretary Tillerson hosts a luncheon for Foreign Ministers of ASEAN Member States


Secretary Tillerson Meets With the Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 4, 2017

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

Secretary of State Tillerson hosted the Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for a special U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting, reinforcing the Strategic Partnership between the United States and ASEAN and commemorating the 40th anniversary of U.S.-ASEAN relations.

Secretary Tillerson underscored that the Asia-Pacific region is a top priority for the Trump Administration and that ASEAN is an essential partner. ASEAN Ministers welcomed the continued commitment by the United States to ASEAN, including the Association’s community-building and regional integration efforts. They jointly took note of the 30th ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue, held on May 3, in which senior officials of the United States, ASEAN member states, and the ASEAN Secretariat discussed cooperation on political, security, and economic issues. The Secretary and the Ministers stressed their shared commitment to advance peace, security, and prosperity in the region.

Secretary Tillerson and the ASEAN Foreign Ministers discussed the tensions on the Korean Peninsula caused by the DPRK’s nuclear tests and missile launches, and the grave threat posed to regional stability. They recognized the need for full implementation of all relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

Secretary Tillerson and the Foreign Ministers reaffirmed their adherence to a rules-based order in the Asia-Pacific and to the common principles articulated in the 2016 Joint Statement of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Leaders’ Summit, including the peaceful resolution of disputes, with full respect for legal and diplomatic processes, and in accordance with international law. The Secretary noted shared concerns by many in the region regarding militarization and land reclamation in the South China Sea. The Secretary and the Ministers stressed the need for ASEAN Member States and China to ensure the full and effective implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea in its entirety, and took note of efforts towards the early conclusion of a meaningful Code of Conduct in the South China Sea.

Secretary Tillerson and his counterparts discussed economic partnership through U.S.-ASEAN Connect, the Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement, and the ASEAN Connectivity through Trade and Investment program.

The Secretary noted his intent to represent the United States at the ASEAN Regional Forum, East Asia Summit Ministerial, and U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial meetings in August in the Philippines.

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/05/270657.htm


DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
May 4, 2017

SECRETARY REX TILLERSON

11:30 a.m. Secretary Tillerson meets with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)
Preset time for video cameras: 10:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

12:15 p.m. Secretary Tillerson hosts a working luncheon with Foreign Ministers of the ASEAN Member States, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)
Preset time for video cameras: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

1:00 p.m. Secretary Tillerson meets with Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS TOM SHANNON

9:00 a.m. Under Secretary Shannon meets with Turkish Ambassador to the U.S. Serdar Kilic, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:30 a.m. Under Secretary Shannon meets with Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Busaya Mathelin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Under Secretary Shannon meets with Cypriot Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Alexandros Zenon, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Under Secretary Shannon meets with Cambodia Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m. Under Secretary Shannon participates in a working dinner with Lebanese Armed Forces General Commander Joseph Awn and Embassy of Lebanon Head of Mission Carla Jazzar, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS FRANCISCO PALMIERI

1:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Palmieri meets with Venezuelan National Assembly President Julio Borges, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Palmieri meets with recipient of the ECA-sponsored Emerging Youth Leader Award Moises Salazar Vila, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Palmieri meets with the Atlantic Council’s Northern Triangle Security and Economic Opportunity Task Force Co-chairs, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS PATRICIA HASLACH

5:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Haslach attends a reception for the ASEAN Foreign Ministers, hosted by the Department of State at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS SUSAN THORNTON

11:30 a.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton joins Secretary Tillerson’s meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)
Preset time for video cameras: 10:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

12:15 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton joins Secretary Tillerson’s luncheon with the Foreign Ministers of the ASEAN Member States, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)
Preset time for video cameras: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

5:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Thornton attends a reception for the ASEAN Foreign Ministers, hosted by the Department of State at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS MARK TAPLIN

10:00 a.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Taplin hosts the Emerging Young Leaders Award ceremony, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras is 9:15 a.m. from the 21st Street Entrance.
Final access time for writers and stills is 9:30 a.m. from the 21st Street Entrance.

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/appt/2017/05/270628.htm

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