The Mekong-U.S. Partnership, launched in 2020, is an expansion of the Lower Mekong Initiative and advances its goal to create integrated sub-regional cooperation among Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam, with support from the United States.


Keynote Address for the Mekong-U.S. Partnership Track 1.5 Dialogue on Infrastructure and Energy

EAP Assistant Secretary Kritenbrink’s Keynote Address for the Mekong-U.S. Partnership Track 1.5 Dialogue on Infrastructure and Energy Good morning and good evening, everyone.  It is an honor to speak to so many distinguished guests, YSEALI participants, innovators, leaders, and policy makers from across the region.  It is a region I am passionate about, having recently…

U.S. PRESS STATEMENT ON THE FRIENDS OF THE MEKONG SENIOR OFFICIALS’ MEETING: “Enhancing Cooperation: Coordinating with Friends and Allies”

U.S. Press Statement on the Friends of the Mekong Senior Officials’ Meeting: “Enhancing Cooperation: Coordinating with Friends and Allies” MEDIA NOTE  OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON  AUGUST 2, 2022 Begin Text.  The Senior Officials of the Friends of the Mekong met in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on August 2, 2022.  The United States chaired the meeting and welcomed…

Connecting South and Southeast Asia through Improved East-West Linkages

This report, completed by the U.S. Department of Transportation and funded by the U.S. Department of State working together under the Mekong-U.S. Partnership, presents the preliminary findings of an initiative to promote and expand intra-regional and east-west connectivity between the Mekong countries and South Asia.  It provides a framework for engaging with regional stakeholders to…

Mekong Heroes: Thailand

Niwat is the leader of the Chiang Khong Conservation Group. Born and raised on the banks of Mekong River in Chiang Rai, Thailand, Niwat’s life has been shaped by nature and the river. He has seen the highs and the lows of the river’s life on his front doorstep. His work raises critical questions about…

Mekong Heroes: Cambodia

Ma Sokhak is a Cambodian local teacher turned river protector who came into the public eye not long ago. The story of Ma Sokhak is one in a four-episode video series which follows different individuals from the Mekong region to share how they’re improving their communities. Witnessing species disappear at an alarming pace in the…

Joint Press Statement of the Friends of the Mekong “Recovery and Resilience”

Joint Press Statement of the Friends of the Mekong “Recovery and Resilience” – United States Department of State The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Governments and Members of the Friends of the Mekong Group on the occasion of the 2021 Friends of…

Our Mission

The Mekong-U.S. Partnership seeks to encourage equitable, sustainable, and inclusive growth in the Lower Mekong Region.

MUSP seeks to meet regional development challenges by implementing capacity building projects and programs with active involvement and close cooperation of the governments in the Mekong region. Our goal is to deliver equitable, sustainable, and inclusive economic growth among the five MUSP partner countries by promoting connectivity and collaboratively addressing regional trans-boundary development and policy challenges.

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I studied to be a Montessori teacher & seeing these kids brings back wonderful memories. Great fun pounding mochi w/ @muraihideki & Urawa Kindergarten students! I love mochi & great to learn how it is made traditionally. Big thanks to the teachers & parents! #mochitsuki #Saitama

.@SecBlinken: What we do now will determine whether we’re able to build a future that is in fact free, open, secure, and prosperous, particularly in this region, which, more than any other, will shape the trajectory of the 21st century.

🇺🇸🤝🇫🇯 Ambassador Marie Damour presented her credentials to HE @PresidentFiji Ratu Wiliame Katonivere and also inspected @Rfmf_Media's Guard of Honor. She looks forward to working together to strengthen and further #USwithFiji relations as she begins her Ambassadorial duties.

I spoke with ROK First Vice Minister Cho and Japanese Vice Minister Mori about the DPRK’s reckless ICBM launch and reaffirmed our ironclad security commitments to the ROK & Japan. We are pursuing greater trilateral cooperation to ensure our people’s safety

Proud to stand alongside @RepGregoryMeeks and @RepBera in Phnom Penh 🇰🇭 as 🇺🇸 formalizes its Observer Status with @aipasecretariat, a goal set out at the 2022 U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit and another example of our dedication to @ASEAN and all of its member nations. #AmbAbraham

Another great trip to Thailand. Thank you, Bangkok for the warm welcome.

เป็นการเยือนไทยที่ยอดเยี่ยมอีกครั้ง ขอบคุณกรุงเทพฯ ที่ต้อนรับดิฉันอย่างอบอุ่น #APEC2022

We are deeply saddened by the devastating earthquake in West Java. We stand with the people of Indonesia and send our heartfelt condolences to the affected communities during this difficult time.

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