The United States and the 13 other Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) partner countries met on July 13-14 in Singapore for the first meeting of IPEF Senior Officials and experts for each of the four IPEF pillars. The meeting included participation from all 13 IPEF partners: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. With over 100 delegates and 65 virtual delegates, the countries had positive and productive discussions on the envisioned substance within the Framework and will continue to engage intensively in the coming months.
President Biden first launched the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework in Tokyo in May. Secretary Gina Raimondo and Ambassador Katherine Tai also held a virtual ministerial with their counterparts in Tokyo before Ambassador Tai hosted an informal meeting of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) partner countries.