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


Economy and Trade

U.S. President Barack Obama, right waves to the audience as he and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the India-U.S business summit in New Delhi, India, Jan. 26, 2015.

Audio Pan-Asian Connectivity

The United States remains a strong partner in bringing the countries of South and Central Asia together economically. More

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Audio Partnership Promoting Prosperity in Africa

Public-private partnership mobilizes the knowledge, expertise and resources of leading public and private institutions to encourage and enhance technology and innovation. More

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, is thanked by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi after speaking at the economic conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, March 13, 2015.

Audio Prosperous Egypt Good for Regional Stability

In an effort to make Egypt more attractive to investors, President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi launched significant reforms to kick-start the economy and improve the business climate. More

Butchers wait for customers in a market in Ben Guerdane, near the Tunisia-Libyan border, Tunisia, (File)

Audio Investing in Tunisia

"The next step – economic reform – is essential if the revolution is to fulfill the ambitions of the Tunisian people." More

Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez, left, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, second left, and El Salvador's President Salvador Sanchez, right, stand as Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina, second from right, talks during a working session in Guatemala City, Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Audio A Plan for Progress in the Northern Triangle

Initiative seeks to work with the private sector and civil society to boost economic growth. More


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Audio The Importance Of The TPP

The United States is a Pacific Rim nation and, as such, its prosperity and security are increasingly linked to the Asia-Pacific region.
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Audio Developing New Trade Routes in Central Asia

We encourage all regional partners to continue to diversify and expand the trade and transport routes, and to build economic growth throughout the region.
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Audio The New Silk Road Post-2014

The New Silk Road initiative is a reflection of the United States’ enduring commitment to South and Central Asia.
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Audio U.S. - India Work for the Good of the People

A close relationship between the United States and India is beneficial not only to the two strategic partner countries, but will promote security, prosperity, and stability in the Indo-Pacific region and the world as a whole.
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Audio Russel on U.S.-Asia Relations

“America’s prosperity and Asia’s prosperity are inseparable . . . Our shared prosperity and shared security are just as tightly linked.”
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Audio Kerry in Pakistan

On a recent visit to Pakistan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry emphasized the importance of U.S.-Pakistan cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
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Audio Additional Sanctions On North Korea

President Barack Obama has authorized the imposition of additional sanctions against the government of North Korea and the Workers' Party of Korea.
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Audio Engaging with Southeast Asia on Science

Dr. Geraldine Richmond, a professor of chemistry at the University of Oregon and an expert on women in science, will travel as a U.S. Science Envoy to Thailand and Vietnam this month.
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Audio Protecting Intellectual Property

The United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, held its annual Intellectual Property (IP) Attaché meetings during the week of December 15.
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Audio U.S. Designates Ibrahim Arbayash and Ajnad Misr Terrorist Group

Group, terrorist will be locked out of international banking system.
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Audio New Free Trade Agreement with EU Will Benefit Georgia

For over a decade, Georgia has worked toward strengthening its ties with the European Union. The country’s government has made it clear that it believes its future lies in the West.
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Audio Illegal Seafood Trafficking A Growing Threat

Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing is a major environmental problem and an economic challenge.
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Audio 2014 Ace Awards

U.S. honors U.S.-owned businesses that undertake responsible activities to improve lives and advance the needs of local communities around the world.
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Audio Europe Must Pursue Energy Security

Energy security remains a key component in realizing the vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace.
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Audio Kerry on APEC

U.S. is committed to working with APEC partners to build a stable regional economic order.
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Audio U.S.- Colombian Economic Partnership Benefits Both

Last year, 34 percent of Colombia’s exports went to the United States, while the largest share of investment into Colombia comes from the United States.
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Audio Extending U.S. - China Visa Validity

U.S. President Barack Obama recently announced in Beijing that the United States and the People’s Republic of China have concluded a reciprocal visa validity arrangement for tourists, business travelers, and students.
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Audio U.S. Designates Major Colombian Kingpin

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced on November 6, the designation of German Alberto Perez Ocampo, a prolific cocaine supplier to Mexican cartels for more than a decade, pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).
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Audio Kerry on Women and the Economy

A large and growing body of evidence leaves little doubt that when women participate in the formal marketplace, the economic strength and competitiveness of the entire country rise.
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Audio When U.S. and China Work Together, Global Economy Benefits

The 21 Pacific Rim economies that comprise the membership of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, forum are home to approximately 40 percent of the world’s population, and three-fifths of the global economy.
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