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Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Republic Of Korea Foreign Minister Kang

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

On August 24, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha of the Republic of Korea to discuss next steps on DPRK engagement. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kang reaffirmed the United States and the Republic of Korea remain committed to the final, fully verified denuclearization of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as Chairman Kim Jong Un committed to at the Singapore Summit. The two pledged to maintain close coordination and agreed that pressure must continue until the DPRK denuclearizes.

Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

On August 24, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Japanese Foreign Minister Kono to discuss next steps on DPRK engagement. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kono reaffirmed our commitment to the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK. The Secretary and Minister agreed that pressure must continue until the DPRK denuclearizes. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kono affirmed the strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance and vowed to continue working closely together to address common challenges, seize shared opportunities, and advance the interests of both the United States and Japan in the Indo Pacific region.

FCO Minister Mark Field To Champion Rules-Based International System In Manila

Minister of State for Asia & the Pacific is visiting Manila on the second leg of a six-country tour of Southeast Asia

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field is visiting Manila today (16 August) for a programme that will include a keynote speech on the rules-based international system (RBIS) and discussions on strengthening further bilateral relations with the Philippines.

During his visit, the Minister will meet governmental officials including Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, Defence Secretary Maj Gen Delfin Lorenzana, and Senator Loren Legarda.

In his speech, Mr Field will join Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorley to highlight the benefits the RBIS has brought to all countries.

Speaking ahead of his visit to the Philippines, Minister Mark Field said:

The rules-based international system has had a hugely positive impact on global security and prosperity, protecting people and countries, and helping them to achieve their potential. This is why the UK is working so hard to cherish and protect these rules.

Mr Field will also meet members of the finance and business communities, as well as green finance experts and trade officials to raise the UK’s profile in the Philippines.

The Minister’s visit to Manila is the second stop on a six-country Southeast Asia trip.

Minister Of State For Asia & The Pacific Visits Southeast Asia

Mark Field will visit Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines and Thailand in the coming days

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Foreign & Commonwealth Office Minister of State for Asia & the Pacific, Mark Field, begins a six-country visit to Southeast Asia today (14 August), during which he will spend time in Indonesia, the Philippines, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.

During the visit, Mr Field will deliver a keynote speech on the UK’s ‘All of Asia’ policy at Jakarta’s Centre for Strategic and International Studies and lead the UK delegation for the second biannual Laos-UK political dialogue.

He will also visit the Halo Trust Cambodia HQ to meet demining teams, who with UK funding, have released over 70 sq km of land over the last 3 years.

The Minister will hold bilateral meetings with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano of the Philippines, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi, and meet members of civil society and the business and economic communities.

Speaking ahead of the visit, Mark Field said:

I am hugely excited by the opportunities this visit presents. I look forward to continuing the ongoing conversation around our post-Brexit relationship with ASEAN and its members, and deepening the UK’s ties with one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant regions.

The Republic Of Korea’s National Day

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State

On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I would like to extend my congratulations to the people of the Republic of Korea.

As you celebrate your national day on August 15, we recognize your commitment to democracy, freedom, human rights, and the rule of law have been the underpinning of your success. These values, along with our close people-to-people ties, strong economic relationship, and expansive global partnership, bind our two nations together as we move forward to advance peace and security in the Indo-Pacific Region. We remain committed to our ironclad Alliance as we continue to coordinate closely on the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK.

I send our best wishes to the people of Republic of Korea, and look forward to continuing to work closely together.

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