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Information: U.S. Department of State

The State Department was created in 1789, making it the first Executive department established in the United States. It is the lead foreign affairs agency responsible for the international relations of the U.S.
2201 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20520
Phone: (202) 647-4000
Website: www.state.gov

Bureau of East Asian & Pacific Affairs (EAP)

The Bureau of East Asian & Pacific Affairs (originally the Office of Chinese Affairs) is charged with advising the Secretary of State and the Under Secretary for Political Affairs on matters concerning the Asia-Pacific Region.

2201 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20520
Phone: (202) 647-9596

Office of Taiwan Coordination

The Office of Taiwan Coordination is the equivalent of a country desk for the Republic of China.

2201 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20520
Phone: (202) 647-7711

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

The Bureau of Political-Military Affairs bridges the Department of State with the Department of Defense. It provides policy guidance in the areas of international security, military operations, defense trade, and security assistance. The Bureau is also responsible for coordinating the participation of coalition combat and peacekeeping forces.

2201 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20520
Phone: (202) 647-9022

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