Pompeo on trade disputes, North Korea, Cambodia at ASEAN Summit
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday tackles several of the United States’s most critical foreign policy concerns in the Asia-Pacific region at the 52nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM) in Bangkok, Thailand.
Tasked with conveying a message of assurance over U.S. power and influence across Southeast Asia, Pompeo addresses trade disputes with China, North Korea denuclearization, and China's activities on the Mekong River.
Pompeo says the U.S. is finalizing "a set of trade negotiations" with China as he meets with Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Bangkok, to resolve the continuing tariff war between the two nations.
Pompeo says Washington is "ready" to restart dialogue with North Korea on denuclearization, after reports that North Korea has conducted a second missile test in a week.