Joe Biden Discussed Free and Open Indo-Pacific Region with Jacinda Ardern on Phone Call

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today spoke by phone with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand. They discussed our interest in maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific region, and President Biden underscored the enduring U.S. commitment to the region. The leaders discussed our close partnership on a range of issues, including efforts to support the

Australia Support Papua New Guinea’s Response to the Concerning Spike in COVID19 Cases

In a joint operation between the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, and Royal Australian Air Force, the first C-130J Hercules flew out to Port Moresby yesterday carrying hospital tent facilities for triaging and other essential supplies. Scott Morrison said that by helping Papua New Guinea, we’re not only helping our Pacific family, we’re keeping Australians

Joe Biden and Xi Jinping Discussed Latest Developments in Asia and Pacific Region

Joe Biden President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Xi Jinping of China. The President shared his greetings and well wishes with the Chinese people on the occasion of Lunar New Year. President Biden affirmed his priorities of protecting the American people’s security, prosperity, health, and way of life, and preserving a free

Biden and Suga Discussed the Defense of Japan under Article 5 of the Security Treaty

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan to discuss the policy issues and global challenges that Japan and the United States will face together. They discussed the U.S.-Japan alliance and affirmed its importance as the cornerstone of peace and prosperity in a free and open Indo-Pacific. The leaders

Malaysia’s King Declares a Nationwide State of Emergency

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah agreed to declare an emergency until August 1 following a request from Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin in a Monday meeting, the national palace said in a statement. The move allows for the suspension of parliament and political activities, such as local elections. The decision was made after Sultan Abdullah met

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