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The United States' interests in the East Asia-Pacific region concern promoting regional stability, fostering democracy and human rights, encouraging economic prosperity, furthering cooperation on fighting transnational issues and international crime, and preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.


U.S. Priorities for APEC
Date: 11/10/2008 Description: Ambassador Patricia Haslach, U.S. Senior Official for APEC, Bureau of East Asian  Pacific Affairs. State Dept PhotoAmbassador Haslach (Nov. 10): "The United States has articulated a vision of regional economic integration centered on APEC that includes a prospect of a free trade area of the Asia-Pacific. We view APEC as a premier venue for our country's economic engagement with the Asia-Pacific. Its 21 member economies together account for 60 percent of U.S. exports, 60 percent of global GDP, 50 percent of world trade, and nearly 3 billion consumers." Full Text | More on APEC  

  
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U.S. Engagement in Southeast Asia
DAS Marciel's remarks to the Center for Strategic International Studies Meeting on "U.S. and Southeast Asia: Toward a Strategy for Enhanced Engagement".

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