Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

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Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
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Bureau overview
Preceding bureau
  • Office of Chinese Affairs
Jurisdiction Executive branch of the United States
Headquarters Harry S. Truman Building, Washington, D.C., United States
Employees 194 (As of 2013)[1]
Annual budget $323.9 million (FY 2012)[1]
Bureau executive
Parent department U.S. Department of State
Website www.state.gov/p/eap/

In the United States Government, the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP, originally the Office of Chinese Affairs) is part of the United States Department of State and is charged with advising the Secretary of State and Under Secretary for Political Affairs on matters of the Asia-Pacific region, as well as dealing with U.S. foreign policy and U.S. relations with countries in that area. It is headed by the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, who reports to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.

Organization[edit]

The offices of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs direct, coordinate, and supervise U.S. government activities within the region, including political, economic, consular, public diplomacy, and administrative management issues.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Inspection of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs" (PDF). Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State. September 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ Tamkin, Emily (April 5, 2017). "Mr. Xi Goes to Mar-a-Lago". Foreign Policy. Retrieved April 6, 2017. “Everyone’s acknowledged China’s going to have a big role to play” in dealing with North Korea, Susan Thornton, acting assistant secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, said in a call ahead of the visit on Wednesday, who added the United States will be looking to do more on North Korea in the future. 
  3. ^ "State Department Student Internship Brochure" (PDF). U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Human Resources. September 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ "1 FAM 130 Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP)". Foreign Affairs Manual. U.S. Department of State. July 6, 2015. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 

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