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Washington, DC -  U.S. engagement with the ten member states of ASEAN has never been stronger.  The United States welcomed ASEAN’s Indo-Pacific Outlook, and its close complementarity with America’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, as well as the regional approaches of our allies and partners.  The United States aims to uphold sovereignty, transparency, good governance, ASEAN centrality, and a rules-based order, in conjunction with all our allies and partners.  Across the four priority areas of ASEAN’s Outlook – economic, infrastructure, maritime, and connectivity ties – ties with the United States have grown ever closer.

Economic Cooperation

Sustainable Infrastructure Development

Maritime Cooperation


Connectivity in the Mekong

The United States continues to promote infrastructure, energy, and the digital economy through programs launched under the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy in the strategically important Mekong region.  Our engagement has delivered tangible improvements to the lives of the people of the Mekong region through, and we are set to grow our engagement and expand its scope.

In August, Secretary Pompeo announced an additional $45 million in resources to expand engagement in the region.