Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

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Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
U.S. Department of State official seal.svg
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Bureau overview
Preceding bureau
  • Office of Chinese Affairs
JurisdictionExecutive branch of the United States
HeadquartersHarry S. Truman Building, Washington, D.C., United States
Employees1,545 (As of 2013)[1]
Annual budget$323.9 million (FY 2012)[1]
Bureau executive
Parent departmentU.S. Department of State
Websitewww.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-political-affairs/bureau-of-east-asian-and-pacific-affairs/

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 of State 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.[2][3]

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. ^ "State Department Student Internship Brochure" (PDF). U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Human Resources. September 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "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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