Alliance With U.S. a Boon for Asia

The rise of Asia — the world’s fastest growing economic zone, with a burgeoning middle class — is changing the world.  Growing people-to-people links and technological advances are expanding the region’s influence. 

We meet today in Sydney for the 29th annual AUSMIN to sign a landmark agreement between our governments which will provide a policy and legal framework, as well as cost-sharing principles, to support the continued implementation of U.S. force posture initiatives and to discuss new opportunities for cooperation. 

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Whether we live in the U.S. or Malaysia, we all share basic human aspirations: To live in dignity and peace. To shape our own destiny. To make a living, work hard and support a family. And most of all, to leave the next generation something better than was left to us.
President Obama in Malaysia, April 26, 2014
President Obama was in the Republic of Korea, where he met with President Park to underscore America’s commitment to the Asia-Pacific region and the Korean people. You can read their remarks at http://go.usa.gov/kpGR and check out http://go.usa.gov/kyPB for the latest information on the trip. 

President Obama was in the Republic of Korea, where he met with President Park to underscore America’s commitment to the Asia-Pacific region and the Korean people. You can read their remarks at http://go.usa.gov/kpGR and check out http://go.usa.gov/kyPB for the latest information on the trip. 

The United States is and always will be a Pacific nation.
President Obama in Japan, April 24, 2014
Follow President Obama’s trip to Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The President’s fifth trip to Asia during his time in office will underscore a continued focus on the Asia-Pacific region and commitment to his vision of rebalancing to the world’s largest emerging region. Follow @WhiteHouse and go to WhiteHouse.gov for the latest information.

Follow President Obama’s trip to Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The President’s fifth trip to Asia during his time in office will underscore a continued focus on the Asia-Pacific region and commitment to his vision of rebalancing to the world’s largest emerging region. Follow @WhiteHouse and go to WhiteHouse.gov for the latest information.

A street view of Tokyo Tower, which is lit up in red, white and blue in honor of President Obama’s trip to Japan.

A street view of Tokyo Tower, which is lit up in red, white and blue in honor of President Obama’s trip to Japan.

President Obama is currently in Japan, the first stop of his four country Asia trip. Follow his travel here and check our more photos on Flickr!

President Obama is currently in Japan, the first stop of his four country Asia trip. Follow his travel here and check our more photos on Flickr!

The Asia Rebalance Is Here to Stay

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The security and prosperity of the United States are inextricably linked to the peaceful development of the Asia-Pacific. In fact, our $555 billion in exports to the region last year supported an estimated 2.8 million jobs right here in America.

Read more about the United State’s diplomatic engagement in Asia in 2013 on DipNote!

The United States must continue to forge a Pacific future.
Secretary Kerry in LATimes Op-Ed on Asia, October 18, 2013
The Asia-Pacific region, which we are all a part of, is by far the largest, the fastest-growing, and the most dynamic economic region in the world.
Secretary Kerry at APEC, October 7, 2013