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Strengthening U.S. Partnerships : In the first year of the Trump Administration, the United States worked tirelessly with our East Asian and Pacific allies and partners to strengthen cooperation and foster new relationships to address security threats and increase U.S. economic opportunities. As we move forward in 2018, I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of our work and successes of 2017.

1. President Trump’s Trip to Asia

President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, to travel to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, in Hawaii before he begins a five country trip through Asia.

President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, to travel to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, in Hawaii before he begins a five country trip through Asia.

In November, the Secretary and I were honored to accompany President Trump on his visit to Asia, his longest overseas trip so far. During his 12-day trip, the President underscored the United States’ commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region where sovereign nations may prosper safe from the threat of terrorism, coercion, and nuclear war. The President also reiterated America’s economic commitment to the region and articulated his vision for a fair and reciprocal trade environment that will allow U.S. companies to compete on a level playing field.

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President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, to travel to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, in Hawaii before he begins a five country trip through Asia.

In November, the Secretary and I were honored to accompany President Trump on his visit to Asia, his longest overseas trip so far. During his 12-day trip, the President underscored the United States’ commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region where sovereign nations may prosper safe from the threat of terrorism, coercion, and nuclear war. The President also reiterated America’s economic commitment to the region and articulated his vision for a fair and reciprocal trade environment that will allow U.S. companies to compete on a level playing field. 

During his 5-nation trip that included 3 major international summits, the President met with foreign leaders from around the world to address key issues affecting the United States and our allies by