Remarks by Vice President Harris at the Pacific Islands Forum

South Court AuditoriumEisenhower Executive Office Building 5:40 P.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister.  It is my honor to join you, and thank you for inviting me to participate in this gathering. Prime ministers and presidents, Mr. Secretary General, distinguished guests, I am honored to be able to be with you today, virtually…

Leaders’ Joint Statement in Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Alliance between the United States of America and the Republic of Korea

Today President Joseph R. Biden Jr. of the United States (U.S.) and President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea (ROK) met in Washington to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-ROK Alliance. This is the second State Visit of the Biden-Harris Administration. While our two nations are inseparably tied by our deep and…

Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials to Preview the U.S.-Pacific Islands Forum Summit

Via Teleconference (September 22, 2023) 3:35 P.M. EDT MODERATOR: Thank you. And thanks everyone for joining the call to preview the U.S.-Pacific Islands Forum Summit. As a reminder, this call is on background, attributable to “senior administration officials.” It is embargoed until Sunday, September 24th, at 5:00 a.m. Eastern. For your awareness, not for your…

United States-Australia Joint Leaders’ StatementBuilding an Innovation Alliance

We, President Biden and Prime Minister Albanese, inaugurated a new era of U.S.-Australia strategic cooperation during the Prime Minister’s Official Visit and State Dinner in Washington, D.C., today.   Our nations are inseparably linked by our common democratic values and the three pillars of our alliance: defense, economic, and climate and clean energy cooperation. As…

United States-Japan Joint Leaders’ Statement

Global Partners for the Future Over the course of the last three years, the U.S.-Japan Alliance has reached unprecedented heights. We arrived at this historic moment because our nations, individually and together, took courageous steps to strengthen our collective capacity in ways that would have seemed impossible just a few years ago. Today, we, President…

Joint Statement from the United States and India

1.        President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today affirmed a vision of the United States and India as among the closest partners in the world – a partnership of democracies looking into the 21st century with hope, ambition, and confidence.  The U.S.-India Comprehensive Global and Strategic Partnership is anchored in a…

U.S.-Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Statement on Reaffirming U.S.-Pacific Partnership

We—the governments of Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and the United States of America—meet on the occasion of the second U.S.- Pacific Islands Forum Summit, held at the…

Statement by President Biden on the Recognition of Niue and the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations

Today, I am proud to announce that the United States recognizes Niue as a sovereign and independent state and will establish diplomatic relations between our two nations. Niue plays a critical and constructive role in the Pacific, including supporting the region’s sustainable development, security, and marine protection and ocean conservation. Today’s announcement will enable us…

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