Reflecting the Views of the U.S. Government as Broadcast on The Voice of America

Economy and Trade

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, holds the hand of Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong after delivering a speech for the plenary session of the 7th annual U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange.

U.S. - China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

Both countries found common ground on issues including strategic, environmental, and humanitarian matters. More

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Kerry in Mongolia

On a recent visit to Mongolia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the importance of attracting foreign investment to the country. More

People hold photos in remembrance of the victims of the TGG attack against Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Audio Designations of TGG and JDQ Terrorist Organizations

The TGG is a Pakistani Taliban linked group based in Darra Adam Khel, Pakistan. JDQ is a terrorist group based in Peshawar, Pakistan, and eastern Afghanistan, which pledged allegiance in 2010 to now-deceased Taliban emir Mullah Omar. More

U.S. Ambassador William A. Heidt and Minister of Economy and Finance His Excellency Aun Porn Moniroth

Audio Financial Management Reform in Cambodia

Initiative will support Cambodia’s efforts to improve fiscal transparency and accountability in the management of its public finances. More

APTOPIX Britain Anti Corruption Summit

Audio Working Against Corruption

“By crippling basic functions of the state, like security and justice, corruption creates a frustration and vacuum that violent extremists eagerly fill with false promises of a better deal. More

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Audio Clarifying Legitimate Business With Iran

To clarify what business is now permitted under the JCPOA, Secretary of State John Kerry and representatives of the U.S. Treasury Department met in London with several top executives from European banks.

Audio Kerry at Council of the Americas

Continued economic growth in the Western Hemisphere will require making the right choices now, said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Audio U.S. Vision for New Silk Road

The countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia are uniquely positioned to take advantage of their geographic location, abundant natural resources and the skills of their people to enter a new period of economic growth.

Audio Intellectual Property Day 2016

Stealing a person’s idea, invention, or creative expression, is no less of a crime than is stealing another person’s car, or breaking into their home and making off with their valuables.

Audio Expanding Trade with Ukraine

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt and Kharkiv Oblast Governor Ihor Rainin signed a Memorandum of Understanding on April 8th to broaden and deepen trade and investment ties.

Audio U.S. Wants Nigeria to Succeed

Nigeria is a diverse country with a large and assertive civil society, a rich culture and huge potential.

Audio Low Energy Costs for Kyrgz Homeowners

UNISON’s five-month campaign, supported by the United States through USAID, conducted 575 workshops across the country, teaching over 25,000 households low-cost techniques to lower their electricity and heating bills.

Audio U.S. - Argentina Trade Cooperation

“In less than 100 days, President Macri has demonstrated a remarkable and courageous commitment to policies that will strengthen Argentina’s investment climate."

Audio India and America Friendship

2015 was a very strong year in U.S.-India relations.

Audio U.S., South Korea Cooperate on Nuclear Energy

The first meeting of a High-Level Bilateral Commission will take place in Seoul next month.

Audio Improving Quality of Life in Central America

Through USAID and the State Department, the United States is working with the Northern Triangle governments to eliminate obstacles to growth and create an environment in which these countries are able to thrive.

Audio U.S. - Pakistan Strategic Dialogue

The United States and Pakistan continue to share a fundamental desire for stability, peace, and regional and global economic development.

Audio Boosting Women Entrepreneurs Through Access to Finance

Recently launched Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund will help expand access to finance for women in 83 countries.

Audio Assisting Sri Lanka Customs to Develop Trade

“The United States is working at all levels in Sri Lanka – government, private sector, and development groups – to help strengthen the economy."

Audio Meeting Economic Challenge in Cote d'Ivoire

Officials from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation, the MCC, visited Côte d’Ivoire this month to congratulate the government on its eligibility to develop an MCC compact program.

U.S. - ASEAN Summit

President Barack Obama recently opened the U.S.-ASEAN summit in Sunnylands, California, stating that few regions present more opportunity to the 21st century than the Asia Pacific.

Audio Supporting Trade With and Investment in East Africa

Speaking in Kigali, Rwanda, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker at the beginning of her visit to that country in late January, discussed the commitment of the United States toward strengthening economic trade with the East African Community.

Audio Kerry on Laos

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s January 24 and 25 visit to Vientiane emphasized the deepening ties between the United States and Laos.

Audio Kerry on Corruption

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the need to fight corruption at all levels of society.

Audio Assessing U.S. - Uzbekistan Relations

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal welcomed an Uzbek government delegation to Washington.