Assistant Secretary Singh and ROK Vice Foreign Minister on Strengthening Economic Cooperation

United States Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh led talks December 7, 2018, with Vice Foreign Minister Lee Taeho of the Republic of Korea during the latter’s official visit to Washington, D.C.  They discussed the importance of the U.S.-Korea economic relationship, and prospects for greater cooperation in global health security, energy, and ...
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Presidential Proclamation on Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 2018

December 7, 2018 Our Nation was founded on the idea that our Creator endows each individual with certain unalienable rights.  In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson identified life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as among these fundamental human rights.  Our Nation has enshrined these and other rights, which Americans continue to enjoy today, ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with ROK Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha

On December 6, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha of the Republic of Korea.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kang reaffirmed the ironclad alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea and pledged to maintain close coordination to ensure the final, fully verified denuclearization of the Democratic People’s Republic ...
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Statement from President and First Lady on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

December 1, 2018 Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night. Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service—to be, in his words, ...
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On the Passing of President George H. W. Bush

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2018 Devoted husband, loving father, steadfast friend, exemplary patriot: this is how I will always remember President George H. W. Bush. Whether he was serving in the skies over the Pacific during World War II, protecting America at CIA headquarters, or leading our ...
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President Trump Champions Economic Growth and Prosperity at the G20 Summit

December 1, 2018 “Let us resolve to use our power, our resources, and our voices, not just for ourselves, but for our people — to lift their burdens, to raise their hopes, and to empower their dreams.” President Donald J. Trump PROMOTING GROWTH AND PROSPERITY: President Donald J. Trump championed the successes of his pro-growth ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence at World AIDS Day Event

Indian Treaty Room November 29, 2018 THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you, Ambassador Birx, for that kind introduction. And, more importantly, I want to say thank you to Ambassador Deborah Birx for a lifetime of leadership advancing the fight against HIV/AIDS, and, since 2014, as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. We are grateful for your ...
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Secretary Pompeo Announces Latest Lifesaving PEPFAR Results

Washington, DC November 27, 2018 Today, in advance of World AIDS Day 2018, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced the latest results achieved by American leadership and partnerships through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has now saved more than 17 million lives. As of September 30, 2018, PEPFAR is ...
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Special Rep. Biegun To Meet With ROK Special Rep. for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs

Washington, DC November 19, 2018 U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will meet with Republic of Korea Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon in Washington on Tuesday, November 20, to further strengthen our close coordination on efforts to achieve our shared goal of final, fully verified denuclearization. Special ...
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President’s Admin. is Advancing Free and Open Indo-Pacific Through Investments and Partnerships

President Trump’s Administration is Advancing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific Through Investments and Partnerships in Economics, Security, and Governance November 18, 2018 A Steadfast and Enduring Commitment: Vice President Pence visited Japan, Singapore, Australia, and Papua New Guinea this week to reaffirm President Trump’s commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific in which all nations are ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence at the 2018 APEC CEO Summit

Pacific Explorer Marquee Theatre Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea November 16, 2018 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 to join you here at the “premier economic ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Republic of Korea Unification Minister Cho

Washington, DC November 16, 2018 Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with ROK Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon on November 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. They affirmed their commitment to close coordination during ongoing efforts to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK as agreed to by Chairman Kim. Both sides also discussed ways to ...
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On the Release of an American Citizen from North Korea

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC November 16, 2018 The United States appreciates the cooperation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the embassy of Sweden in facilitating the release of an American citizen. The United States is grateful for the sustained support of Sweden, our protecting power in North ...
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DPRK Maritime Insurance Workshop

Washington, DC November 16, 2018 Today, the United States and the United Kingdom met in London with industry leaders from maritime insurance companies, commodity traders, and other relevant parties, to discuss steps the private sector can take to prevent illicit shipping, trade, and other sanctions evasion activities that North Korea uses to generate revenue for its ...
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Remarks by Vice President and Prime Minister of the Republic Of Singapore in Joint Press Statements

The Istana Singapore November 16, 2018 PRIME MINISTER LEE:  Vice President Pence, ladies and gentlemen, may I extend a very warm welcome to Vice President and Mrs. Karen Pence to Singapore. We last met at the White House last year, in October, when President Trump very kindly hosted me to lunch.  And I’m very happy ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with President Moon Jae-In of the Republic of Korea

November 15, 2018 Vice President Mike Pence met today with President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea on the margins of the East Asia Summit. Vice President Pence and President Moon reaffirmed the U.S.-ROK Alliance as the linchpin of peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and in the region. They also discussed the ...
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Prepared Remarks for Vice President Pence at the East Asia Summit Plenary Session

Suntec Convention Centre Suntec City, Singapore November 15, 2018 It’s an honor to be here with so many leaders from across the Indo-Pacific at the 13th East Asia Summit. Prime Minister Lee, thank you once again for hosting this meeting in the beautiful and inspiring nation of Singapore. Last year, President Donald Trump attended this ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence at the 6th U.S.-ASEAN Summit

Suntec Convention Centre Suntec City, Singapore November 14, 2018 VICE PRESIDENT PENCE:  Your Majesty, your excellencies, it is my honor to join you all here at the 6th Summit between the United States of America and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Last year, President Trump attended this summit to share our nation’s vision of ...
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Presidential Proclamation on American Education Week, 2018

November 9, 2018 During American Education Week, we reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that all Americans have access to an affordable, high-quality education.  We also recognize the hard work of our Nation’s dedicated parents, guardians, teachers, and school leaders to ensure that every child is prepared to join today’s growing workforce.  To maintain our country’s ...
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Meeting With DPRK Officials

Press Statement Washington, DC November 7, 2018 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s meeting with officials from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, scheduled for this week in New York, will now take place at a later date. We will reconvene when our respective schedules permit. Ongoing conversations continue to take place. The United States ...
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Constraining Iran’s Nuclear Program

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 5, 2018 Iran cannot be trusted to have vital constraints on its nuclear program lifted. The United States is committed to ensuring that Iran never comes close to possessing a nuclear weapon. Starting today, all nuclear cooperation with Iran, except for the limited activities for which ...
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Secretary Mattis at an Armed Forces Full Honor Arrival Welcoming ROK Defense Minister to Pentagon

Remarks By Secretary Mattis at an Armed Forces Full Honor Arrival Welcoming Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Jeong to the Pentagon Secretary Of Defense James N. Mattis; Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeongdoo October 31, 2018 (APPLAUSE) SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JAMES N. MATTIS:  Well Minister Jeong, it is an honor ...
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Joint Communiqué of the 50th U.S.-ROK Security Consultative Meeting

Washington, D.C., October 31, 2018 1. The 50th United States (U.S.)-Republic of Korea (ROK) Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) was held in Washington, D.C., on October 31, 2018. U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and ROK Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeongdoo led their respective delegations, which included senior defense and foreign affairs officials. On October ...
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Resolution of U.S. and ROK: Guiding Principles Following Transition of Wartime Operational Control

Resolution of the Department of Defense of the United States of America and the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Korea: Guiding Principles Following the Transition of Wartime Operational Control October 31, 2018 (Purpose) After the decision between the Presidents of both nations in 2017 to “expeditiously enable the conditions-based transition of wartime operational ...
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Security Meeting Examines Wartime Control of Forces in South Korea

October 31, 2018 WASHINGTON — U.S. and South Korean defense leaders have made significant progress in preparation for transfer of wartime control over the combined forces to the South Korean military. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and National Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo completed the 50th U.S.-Republic of Korea Security Consultative Meeting in the Pentagon this morning. ...
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U.S. Commitments Announced at Our Ocean 2018

Fact Sheet BUREAU OF OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS October 30, 2018 During the Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia, the United States proudly announced 15 commitments. Together these commitments will strengthen sustainable management of marine resources; prevent plastic and other debris from entering the ocean; support research and observation of ocean ecosystems; ...
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Pompeo: A fully denuclearized North Korea is within reach

ShareAmerica October 30, 2018 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo foresees progress in achieving the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea that is vital to U.S. national security and world peace. “Despite Washington’s best efforts at diplomacy, Pyongyang hoodwinked U.S. policymakers with a string of broken arms control agreements going back to the George H.W. ...
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Remarks at UN General Assembly First Committee Discussion on Regional Disarmament and Security

Remarks Robert Wood U.S. Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament and U.S. Special Representative for Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) Issues United Nations New York City October 30, 2018 Mr. Chairman, States base their decisions regarding deterrence and defense on their perceptions of the security environment. The U.S initiative on “Creating the Conditions ...
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Press Statement from the Secretary Pompeo on International Religious Freedom Day

Washington, DC October 26, 2018 Today we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act (IRF Act) into law. The IRF Act expanded U.S. foreign policy capabilities to promote and defend religious freedom around the world. It builds on our founding fathers’ firm conviction that the freedom of individuals ...
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Readout of Secretary of Defense Mattis’ participation in tri-lateral meeting with Japan and the ROK

Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Defense Ministers Takeshi Iwaya of Japan and Jeong Kyeong-doo of the Republic of Korea, to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationships between the three nations. The leaders discussed a broad range of defense and policy issues, and the ...
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Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Meeting with ROK Minister of Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo

Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout: ROK Minister of Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo and the U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met for the first time on October 19 on the margins of the 5th ASEAN Defense Minister’ Meeting – Plus (ADMM-Plus). They discussed steps to strengthen the Alliance and build ...
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Video Production Grant Opportunity 2017

Overview: The American Center Korea is accepting grant applications from individuals interested in producing a series of short videos which highlight U.S. culture, values, and society on behalf of the American Center Korea. We are interested in projects which will produce an energetic, creative, upbeat series of videos that support a better understanding of the ...
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12/08/16 – John Glenn, the first American in orbit, has died at 95

December 8, 2016 : John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an international hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died December 8. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95. Before his first flight, Glenn reportedly asked Katherine ...
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10/06/16 – USUN Ambassador Power, Travels to Japan and the ROK

Media Advisory Samantha Power Ambassador October 6, 2016 United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power will travel to Japan and Republic of Korea October 6-11, 2016. Ambassador Power will meet with senior government officials in Tokyo and Seoul to discuss a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues, and to reaffirm ...
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09/21/16 – FACT SHEET: President Obama Takes A Historic Step To Address The National Security Implications Of Climate Change

Fact Sheet The White House September 21, 2016 Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release “Climate change is an urgent and growing threat to our national security, contributing to increased natural disasters, refugee flows, and conflicts over basic resources like food and water. The present day effects of climate change are being felt from ...
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07/14/16 – Closing Remarks at the Internet Governance Forum USA

Remarks Daniel A. Sepulveda Ambassador Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs Center for Strategic and International Studies Washington, DC July 14, 2016 (As delivered) Thank you, Shane, for the introduction. I also want to thank the U.S. IGF Multistakeholder Planning Committee for planning ...
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06/23/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at the Opening of the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Stanford University Memorial Auditorium Stanford, California June 23, 2016 SECRETARY KERRY:  Thank you so much.  You’re the best.  I love you.  You are terrific. Thank you so much.  Thank you.  (Cheers.)  Patricia, thank you.  Thank you so much.  Good morning, everybody.  Are you all energized?  (Cheers.)  I saw that ...
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SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY SEOUL, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Seoul PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-SEOUL-FY16-01 Posted Date: December 31, 2015 Original Closing Date for Application: September 30, 2016 Please refer to detailed review schedules in section IV. Please note we DO NOT accept ongoing projects. Ceiling of Individual ...
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