Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the United States Government, I wish to congratulate the Monegasque people on celebrating your 162nd National Day, la Fête du Prince.

Washington, DC - Papua New Guinea has invited Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the United States to work together to support its enhanced connectivity and the goal of connecting 70% of its population to electricity by 2030. Currently only about 13% of Papua New Guinea’s population have reliable access to electricity.

Singapore - On November 15, senior officials from the United States, Australia, India, and Japan met in Singapore for consultations on the Indo-Pacific region. The officials reaffirmed a shared commitment to maintain and strengthen a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific in which all nations are sovereign, strong, and prosperous. They further highlighted the complementary visions for the region held by their four countries, grounded in a shared support for a free, open, and inclusive region that fosters universal respect for international law, freedom of navigation and overflight, and sustainable development.

Singapore - Vice President Pence and Prime Minister Lee of the Republic Of Singapore in Joint Press Statements:

Washington, DC - Vice President Pence met today with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia in Port Moresby. Vice President Pence thanked Prime Minister Morrison for Australia’s continued efforts to enforce United Nations Security Council resolutions on North Korean maritime activities.  The two leaders agreed on the need to continue engaging with all members of the international community to maintain pressure until North Korea implements its commitment to denuclearize.

Washington, DC - Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan and Lao Foreign Minister Saleumaxay Kommasith met November 14 on the margins of the East Asia Summit in Singapore. The Deputy Secretary reaffirmed our ongoing commitment to the U.S.-Laos Comprehensive Partnership, and underscored our desire to continue to strengthen our bilateral engagement and commercial ties.