International Affairs

            South and Southeast Asia

Secretary Geithner in India.
The Office of South and Southeast Asia focuses on economic engagement with 19 nations in the region, ranging from Afghanistan in the west to the Philippines in the east.
​The office’s primary responsibilities include promoting U.S. policies and fostering growth, macroeconomic stability, financial sector development, and poverty reduction in the region. Additionally, the office ensures U.S. interests are reflected in the regional activities of international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank. The office also takes the lead on all issues related to India, including representing the United States in the new U.S.-India Economic and Financial Partnership, and has responsibility for Treasury’s engagement with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
​Treasury’s activity on South and South East Asia is led by Deputy Assistant Secretary Robert Dohner, and the office is directed by Seth Bleiweis.
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Last Updated :10/6/2015 2:39 PM