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Deputy Secretary Negroponte: Lead U.S. Delegation to ASEAN Meetings

Deputy Secretary Negroponte at the ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conference +1 meeting in Manila, Philippines, August 1-2, 2007.  State Department photo.
ASEAN Post Ministerial Conference
Deputy Secretary Negroponte:
"...we have had a very good day of meetings, particularly the ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conference consultations with the ASEAN countries. I had a very good meeting with the 10 Foreign Ministers and had an opportunity to emphasize the great importance that the United States attaches to our relationship with ASEAN -- a group of countries comprising 100 million people, the fourth largest market for the United States economically, and essentially an area of peace and tranquility, where all of the conflict situations between the countries of the region have been resolved and are part of history. "

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Deputy Secretary Negroponte with Thailands Foreign Minister Nitya Pibulsonggram at ASEAN meetings in Manila, Philippines, August 1-2, 2007.  State Department photo.
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Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte led the U.S. delegation to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum Ministerial Meeting and the ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conference. Both events took place in Manila, Philippines, August 1-2, 2007.

Prior to the ASEAN meetings, the Deputy Secretary held bilateral consultations with the Government of the Philippines on July 31. Deputy Secretary Negroponte was the United States Ambassador to the Philippines from 1993 to 1996.

The Deputy Secretary also visited Tokyo, August 2-4, for discussions with the Japanese Government on matters of mutual interest.

Remarks made during the trip
--08/03/07 Remarks at Press Conference in Tokyo
--08/03/07 Comment to Reporters
--08/01/07 Remarks at ASEAN Post Ministerial Conference
--08/01/07 Statement at the ASEAN Post Ministerial Conference
--08/02/07  Assistant Secretary Hill's Remarks at the ASEAN Regional Forum 
--08/01/07 Assistant Secretary Hill's Remarks at the ASEAN Regional Forum

Information related to the trip
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Fact Sheet: The U.S. and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: Thirty Years of Dialogue and Cooperation Get Acrobat Reader PDF version


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