ASEAN Regional Forum: U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

From left, Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and an unidentified delegate from Malaysia, pose for a group photo as they shake hands for a group photo during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-U.S. Southeast Asia's main grouping made a last-d

ASEAN Regional Forum
John Kerry
Secretary of State
U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting
Vientiane, Laos

July 25-26, 2016

Secretary Kerry traveled to Vientiane, Laos, from July 25-26 to participate in the ASEAN Regional Forum, the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers Meeting, the ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial Meeting, and the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting. At these ASEAN meetings the Secretary discussed the region’s security architecture and shared transnational challenges including maritime security, Illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and the South China Sea.  (source: