Taliban Political Chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar’s Visit to China

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on July 27 met with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in Tianjin, political chief of Afghanistan's Taliban. The Afghan Taliban, as a critical military and political force in the country, is expected to play an important role in the peace, reconciliation and reconstruction process of Afghanistan, Wang said. He

USS Curtis Wilbur Conducts Trilateral Replenishment-at-sea with Japan and France

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) joined the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Towada-class replenishment ship JS Hamana (AOE-424) and the French Floréal-class light frigate FNS Prairial to conduct a tri-lateral replenishment-at-sea (RAS), Feb. 19. The RAS allowed French, Japanese and United States Sailors to complete an underway evolution highlighting the capabilities

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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 Modi Agreed to Continue Close Cooperation to Promote a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

US President Joe Biden and India Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on issues such as Covid-19, Global Economy, climate change, and close cooperation between the two countries. Both leaders committing that the United States and India will work closely together to win the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, renew their partnership on climate change,

U.S. Embassy in Myanmar Call on Military to Relinquish Power

In a statement issued by the US embassy in Myanmar called on the military to relinquishes the power. U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar Thomas Vajda said in the statement: “We repeat our calls for the military to relinquish power, restore the democratically elected government, release those detained, lift all telecommunications restrictions, and refrain from violence.” The

Country by Country History of North Korea’s Relations with Middle East Countries

The foreign relations of North Korea – officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) – have been shaped by its conflict with South Korea and its historical ties with world communism. Both the government of North Korea and the government of South Korea (officially the Republic of Korea) claim to be the sole legitimate

Challenges awaiting Biden Administration in Asia and Pacific

One of the biggest challenges faced by the Biden administration in the Asia and Pacific Region is unquestionably the rapidly increasing PRC's influence in the entirety of East Asia and Pacific. Bloody border conflicts initiated with India in Ladakh, the militarization of the islands in the South China Sea, the tension over Senkaku/Diaoyu rocks with

Hong Kong: Bipartisan Letter Nominates Pro-Democracy Movement for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

U.S. Representative James P. McGovern (D-MA) and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today released a letter nominating the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. The letter to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee was also signed by Representatives Thomas Suozzi (D-NY), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), and Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) and Senators Jeff Merkley

The United States Applauds the Agreement to Establish a Taiwan Office in Guyana

The United States applauds the agreement to establish a Taiwan Office in Guyana.  Deepening ties between Guyana and Taiwan will advance their shared goals of prosperity and security.  Closer ties with Taiwan will advance cooperation and development in Guyana on the basis of shared democratic values, transparency, and mutual respect.

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USS Rafael Peralta Arrives in Japan

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) arrived Feb. 4, to its new forward deployed location in Yokosuka, Japan. The forward presence of Rafael Peralta enhances the national security of the United States and allies and partners, and improves its ability to protect strategic interests. It will directly support the Defense Strategic

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