1 FAM 130 

BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS (EAP)

(CT:ORG-483;   10-11-2018)
(Office of Origin:  EAP/EX)

1 FAM 131  ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS

(CT:ORG-75;   03-24-1999)

a. The Assistant Secretary for EAP reports directly to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs (P).

b. The Assistant Secretary for EAP has substantive and coordinating responsibility for 1 FAM 130 Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP).

c.  See 1 FAM 112.

1 FAM 131.1  Organization

(CT:ORG-206;   02-25-2009)

See 1 FAM Exhibit 131.1 for an organization chart of EAP.

1 FAM 131.2  Authorities

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

a. The authority for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs derives from 22 U.S.C. 2651a and 22 U.S.C. 2656, which are the general authorities of the Secretary of State for managing the Department and conducting foreign relations.

b. Executive Order 12877 of November 3, 1993, amended Executive Order 12569 of October 16, 1988.  This amendment, related to the Compact of Free Association and Public Laws 99-239 and 99-658, delegated to the Secretary of State the responsibility of conduct of U.S. relations with the Freely Associated States.

c.  Taiwan Relations Act (Public Law 96-8; 93 STAT. 14).

d. Section 107 of the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-333), 22 U.S.C. 7817, created the position of the Special Envoy on Human Rights in North Korea.

e. Section 7 of the Tom Lantos Block Burma JADE (Junta’s Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-286) created the position of the Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma.

f.  Other authorities, as appropriate.

1 FAM 132  Office of the Assistant Secretary

1 FAM 132.1  Deputy Assistant Secretaries

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

a. See 1 FAM 113.

b. Deputy Assistant Secretaries oversee certain offices, as directed by the Assistant Secretary.  See 1 FAM Exhibit 131.1.

1 FAM 132.2  Special Assistant

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

The Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary assists the Assistant Secretary as directed.

1 FAM 132.3  Staff Assistants

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

Staff assistants act as staff aides to the Assistant Secretary and other bureau officers.  See 1 FAM 117.

1 FAM 132.4  Special Advisers

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

See 1 FAM 118 and 1 FAM 118.1.

1 FAM 133  SPECIAL ENVOYs and Special Representatives

1 FAM 133.1  Special Representative for North Korea Policy (S/NKP)

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

The Special Envoy for North Korea Policy performs duties as assigned by the Assistant Secretary.

1 FAM 133.2  Special Envoy for the Six Party Peace Talks (S/NKP)

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

The Special Envoy for Six-Party Talks performs duties as assigned by the Assistant Secretary.

1 FAM 133.3  Special Envoy on Human Rights in North Korea (S/NKP)

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

The Special Envoy on Human Rights in North Korea performs duties consistent with Section 107 of the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004.

1 FAM 133.4  Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma (EAP/SRB)

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

The Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma performs duties consistent with Section 7 of the Tom Lantos Block Burma JADE (Junta’s Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act in 2008.

1 FAM 134  SENIOR OFFICIAL FOR ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION (EAP/APEC)

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

a. The Senior Official for APEC performs duties as assigned by the Assistant Secretary.

b. The Senior Official for APEC also serves as the Senior EAP Bureau Economic Advisor.  See also 1 FAM 118.3.

1 FAM 135  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (EAP/EX)

(CT:ORG-75;   03-24-1999)

See 1 FAM 116.

1 FAM 136  Office Directors

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

See 1 FAM 114.1.

1 FAM 136.1  Director, Office of Maritime Southeast Asia (EAP/MTS)

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

The Director for EAP/MTS is responsible for the countries of:

(1)  Brunei;

(2)  Timor Leste;

(3)  Indonesia;

(4)  Malaysia;

(5)  Philippines; and

(6)  Singapore

1 FAM 136.2  Director, Office of Japanese Affairs (EAP/J)

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

The Director for EAP/J is responsible for Japanese affairs.

1 FAM 136.3  Director, Office of Korean Affairs (EAP/K)

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

The Director for EAP/K is responsible for Korean affairs.

1 FAM 136.4  Director, Office of Mainland Southeast Asia (EAP/MLS)

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

The Director for EAP/MLS is responsible for the countries of:

(1)  Burma;

(2)  Cambodia;

(3)  Laos;

(4)  Thailand; and

(5)  Vietnam.

1 FAM 136.5  Director, Office of Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Island Affairs (EAP/ANP)

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

The Director for EAP/ANP is responsible for the following countries, Freely Associated States, and entities of:

(1)  Australia;

(2)  Cook Islands;

(3)  Federated States of Micronesia;

(4)  Fiji;

(5)  Kiribati;

(6)  Nauru;

(7)  New Zealand;

(8)  Niue;

(9)  Palau;

(10) Papua New Guinea;

(12) Republic of the Marshall Islands;

(13) Solomon Islands;

(14) Tonga;

(15) Tuvalu;

(16) Vanuatu;

(17) Western Samoa; and

(18) The continent of Antarctica.

1 FAM 136.6  Director, Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs (EAP/CM)

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

The Director for EAP/CM is responsible for the countries of:

(1)  China; and

(2)  Mongolia.

1 FAM 136.7  Director, Office of Regional and Security Policy Affairs (EAP/RSP)

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

The Director for EAP/RSP is responsible for:

(1)  Regional security, political-military, and political matters involving multi-country problems in the Asia-Pacific region;

(2)  U.S. participation in regional security;

(3)  Regional foreign assistance, policy planning, and program management activities for the Bureau; and

(4)  Supervision of the activities of the Bureau Congressional Adviser and Global Affairs Officer.

1 FAM 136.8  Director, Office of Economic Policy (EAP/EP)

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

The Director of EAP/EP is responsible for economic policy in the Asia-Pacific region.  See 1 FAM 118.3.

1 FAM 136.9  Director, Office of Public Affairs (EAP/P)

(CT:ORG-332;   05-28-2014)

In the Office of Public Affairs, the Public Affairs Advisor is responsible to:

(1)  Build public understanding and support for U.S. foreign policy in the United States and the Asia-Pacific region;

(2)  Develop, coordinate, and implement press, public affairs, and other information dissemination activities in the United States;

(3)  Generate and coordinate formulation of approved policy guidance for the Department Spokesperson, other senior officials, and U.S. missions in the EAP region;

(4)  Provide advice on how to shape the U.S. Government message for U.S. and regional audiences and on likely public reaction to proposed policies, actions, and statements; and

(5)  Serve as the EAP's liaison with the Department's Bureau of Public Affairs (PA).  See 1 FAM 118.1

1 FAM 136.10  Office of Public Diplomacy (EAP/PD)

(CT:ORG-438;   01-23-2018)

See 1 FAM 114.2.

1 FAM 136.11  Director, Taiwan Coordination Staff (EAP/TC)

(CT:ORG-283;   09-11-2012)

The Director of EAP/TC is responsible for Taiwan affairs.

1 FAM 136.12  Director, Multilateral Affairs

(CT:ORG-332;   05-28-2014)

The Staff Chief for EAP/MLA is responsible for multilateral issues, including the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN), East Asia Summit (EAS), ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), and the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI).

 


1 FAM EXHIBIT 131.1  
BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS (EAP)

(CT:ORG-438;   01-23-2018)

Title: EAP Org Chart - Description: EAP Org Chart