Imperial Valley News Center
ASEAN Continues to Be A Key Focus as U.S. Businesses Remain Optimistic about Commercial Growth in ASEAN
Vientiane, Laos - U.S. companies remain optimistic about business prospects in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), even in the face of global economic headwinds and challenges, according to the annual ASEAN Business Outlook Survey, released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (“AmCham Singapore”).
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Bolivia as you observe the 191st anniversary of your nation’s independence.
Washington, DC - In this week's address, President Obama celebrated the beginning of the Summer Olympics by wishing Team USA the best of luck as they compete on the world stage. The President said Team USA reminds the world why America always sets the example as a nation of immigrants that finds strength by embracing our diversity and finding unity in our national pride. President Obama thanked the American Olympic and Paralympic athletes for representing the best of America. Our Olympians always remind us of our potential – that no matter where you're from, you can succeed with determination and discipline. That's not only the Olympic spirit, but also the American spirit.
Washington, DC - Secretary Kerry spoke today by phone with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to preview President Obama’s upcoming visit to Hangzhou, China, and his participation in the G20 Summit.
Sacramento, California - CDFA Secretary Karen Ross had the pleasure today of visiting with the newly crowned California’s Miss United States Agriculture, Jacqueline Carter.
Washington, DC - Secretary of Stet John Kerry: "As we celebrate the 49th anniversary of ASEAN, we recognize the growing diplomatic, economic, and strategic significance of Southeast Asia. This region is one of the most dynamic parts in the world, and we know global peace and prosperity are closely linked with its future. Since its founding in 1967, ASEAN has advanced a rules-based order for the Asia-Pacific that protects the rights of all nations, large and small. ASEAN’s contributions to peace and stability are critical for economic growth, mutual security, and environmental sustainability."
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