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The United States Congratulates Timor-Leste on Accession to the World Trade Organization

The United States is pleased to congratulate Timor-Leste on its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).  We applaud Timor-Leste‘s persistence and acknowledge the tremendous achievement of successfully completing all required processes and negotiations in record time – just over seven years. The U.S. Government has consistently supported the Government of Timor-Leste’s bid to join ... Read More»

The United States’ Enduring Commitment to the Indo-Pacific: Marking Two Years Since the Release of the Administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

The United States is an Indo-Pacific nation.  As the most dynamic and fastest-growing region on earth, the Indo-Pacific is an essential driver of America’s future security and prosperity.  The region is home to more than half the world’s population, and it accounts for 60 percent of global GDP as well as two-thirds of global economic ... Read More»

Press Statement: On Taiwan’s Election

ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 13, 2024 The United States congratulates Dr. Lai Ching-te on his victory in Taiwan’s presidential election. We also congratulate the Taiwan people for once again demonstrating the strength of their robust democratic system and electoral process. The United States is committed to maintaining cross-Strait peace and stability, and the peaceful resolution of differences, free ... Read More»

Press Statement: On National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 11, 2024 National Human Trafficking Prevention Month is a time to recommit to eradicating a scourge that assaults human dignity, weakens the rule of law, corrupts supply chains, exploits workers, and fuels violence around the world. Combating trafficking requires a strong coalition of local and global partners to share resources and information, better equip front-line workers, and track and respond to ... Read More»

Press Release: A Joint Statement from the Governments of the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Nethe

Recognizing the broad consensus as expressed by 44 countries around the world on December 19, 2023, as well as the statement by the UN Security Council on December 1, 2023, condemning Houthi attacks against commercial vessels transiting the Red Sea, and in light of ongoing attacks, including a significant escalation over the past week targeting commercial ... Read More»