Asked if the Indo-Pacific Business Forum was responding to China's Belt and Road Initiative, Hook said: "We have a vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific".
The partnership is based on a memorandum of understanding to support investment in infrastructure in the Indo-Pacific region, signed between the Australian DFAT and US OPIC during Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's Washington visit in February.
As to the role of India in the U.S. strategy, he said the country remained a key partner in efforts to ensure that the entire Indo-Pacific region was a region of peace, stability and growing prosperity.
Pompeo said the United States "will never seek domination in the Indo-Pacific", and that "we will oppose any country that does".
The US will invest almost US$50 million this year alone to "help Indo-Pacific partners import, produce, move, store and deploy their energy resources", Mr Pompeo said.
On Saturday in Singapore, he will meet foreign ministers of East Asia Summit member states - Asean plus Australia, China, Japan, India, New Zealand, South Korea and Russian Federation.
Beijing's BRI calls for half a trillion dollars in investment in infrastructure along trade routes to China, which is expected to overtake the U.S.as the world's largest economy before 2030. It doesn't exclude any nation. "Integrity in businesses' practices is an essential pillar of our Indo-Pacific economic vision".
"These funds represent just a down payment on a new era in USA economic commitment to peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region", Pompeo said. The scale of the Belt and Road Initiative - trillions of dollars - means that United States assistance will not be able to match up.
Hamilton 'would have struggled' to hold off Vettel
After the Hungarian Grand Prix , Hamilton is leading by 213 points, followed by Vettel (189 points) and Raikonnnen (146 points). With just five laps remaining, Vettel pulled off a move on Bottas, passing him on the outside heading to Turn 2.
Tomorrow Polls Should Trash Away Military Govt: Mugabe
Chamisa raised fraud allegations on Monday, saying his victory would be assured if rigged ballots were excluded. On Monday, he alleged there was a "deliberate attempt to suppress" voting in urban areas - MDC strongholds.
Government spending by itself "can never address the Indo-Pacific's needs", he added.
Further Asia EDGE or Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy will strengthen energy security and promote energy access across the Indo-Pacific.
Analysts said it was hard to see the USA effort generating much excitement in the region, especially given Trump's habit of undercutting his policy makers on issues ranging from trade to dealings with North Korea.
"Through Asia EDGE, we will invest almost $50 million this year alone to help Indo-Pacific partners import, produce, move, store, and deploy their energy resources", Pompeo said.
Brian Hook, Pompeo's senior policy adviser, told reporters before Pompeo's speech that Washington is not competing with China's mostly state-led initiatives.
"Thanks to this history of economic and commercial engagement, America's relationships throughout the Indo-Pacific today are characterised by mutual trust and respect".
The move comes amid growing concerns about an increase in Chinese influence through the country's One Belt One Road infrastructure program.
American assistance and investment in railways, ports, and other infrastructure helped create a foundation for our South Korean friends to recover, thrive, and build one of the world's great economies one that is now strong enough to aid other countries in their development, he said.
Foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi on Monday said "there is no possibility for talks", ahead of Trump's statement. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani attends a news conference at the Chancellery in Vienna, Austria July 4, 2018.
North Korea got respect, trade, and weapons, and now they appear to be going on as if Singapore put no restrictions on them. Experts say the North likely wants a declaration of the end of the Korean War as part of US security assurances.
Revenue from the app store, music subscriptions and other services grew 31 per cent to Dollars 9.5 billion, a record for Apple . While unit sales have slowed recently, the company is building digital services and a suite of other gadgets around the device.
Turkey's foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, quickly responded, also via Twitter: "No one dictates Turkey". Last week, Ankara rebuked Trump's threats, which had been echoed by his Vice President Mike Pence .
The complaint also alleges that the Trump administration is violating states' Tenth Amendment rights to regulate firearms. The second measure is meant to ensure that even guns primarily made of plastic can be discovered by metal detectors.
President Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland for a trip to Tampa to attend a rally on July 31. DeSantis is endorsed by Trump and makes no secret of his affection for the president.
Trump began his policy of "zero tolerance" this spring, prosecuting all migrants caught entering the USA without authorization. Trump on Monday said he had no "red line" for precisely what he would require from Congress, and he made no comment on timing.
There are around 90,000 people who have been declared as foreigners in Assam as per the government report. Hundreds of thousands fled to India from Bangladesh during its 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.
Scientists are touting the first sighting of a hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin off Hawaii . Hybrids can be the effect of a population drop in one species and an individual experiences difficulty in finding a mate.
Video footage showed ambulances lining the streets of Lombok and many houses damaged with only parts of brick walls standing. The landslides on Rinjani killed an Indonesian student, raising the death toll from the magnitude 6.4 quake to 16.
On Saturday, the MS Bremen cruise ship landed on the island and polar bear guards went ashore to survey the land. A 17-year-old Briton died and four other members of the expedition were hurt before the bear was killed.
Zimbabwe's Ruling Party Wins Majority in Parliament
The streets of the capital, Harare, are quiet this morning, following a violent end to the announcement of parliamentary results. Mnangagwa also reacted to the violence on social media, saying: "Now is the time for responsibility and above all, peace".
Tesla expects to hit 6,000/week Model 3 production rate
Tesla also said it's working on a new version of its Autopilot semi-autonomous software that will have greater safety features. Tesla reported sales of $4 billion, topping analyst estimates, and an adjusted loss of $3.06 a share, which missed them.
Paul Manafort, ex-Trump campaign chief, to begin trial
Trump has insisted that he did not collude with Russian Federation and has many times called the probe a "witch hunt". Under cross-examination, Devine also portrayed Manafort as a skilled political operator, but also a hard worker.
North Korea Offered Little Help to Identify Remains
Government officials believe North Korea is continuing to manufacture missiles in a facility near its capital of Pyongyang . Trump asserted last week that his administration's plan to dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons is "going very well".
The incredibly stupid & unsafe Kiki challenge
Mumbai Police had earlier posted a video on Twitter with a warning, "Desist from public nuisance or face the music! ". This has actually left the police anxious as the trend is turning out to be deadly with people injuring themselves.
North Korea developing new missiles: WP
Experts say positively identifying the decades-old remains could take anywhere from days to decades. Indeed, North Korea just dismantled a test launching site for liquid-fueled ICBMs days ago .
San Antonio Aquarium recovers shark stolen in baby stroller
In a Facebook post , the San Antonio Aquarium said an employee saw the man take the shark out of the water and alerted management. Authorities say a male snatched it from a petting tank Saturday afternoon before two others wrapped it in a wet blanket .
Watch The Longest Lunar Eclipse Of The Century Here
When the moon is farther away, it orbits Earth more slowly - meaning it will take its time as it passes through Earth's shadow . Later that night, the brilliant orb would become a " blood moon " during the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century .
Crews lament longer fire season that spawns erratic blazes
The family said authorities told them the boy had called 911 from the house, relatives told the San Francisco Chronicle . The firefighters have contained just five percent of the flames so far, though they are working day in and day out.
Trump plans to invite Putin to U.S. for new meeting
He added that he would consider a visit to Washington but noted there must be "necessary conditions", without further explanation. Thousands of Moscow citizens participated in protests on Sunday, and the protests featured many anti-Putin chants.