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…

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…

Mekong-U.S. Partnership (MUSP) Pathfinder Health Program

The Pathfinder Health Program helps Mekong sub-regional health authorities identify and respond to emerging infectious diseases. Pathfinder fellows will be eligible to submit proposals and receive funds for pilot research programs to help communities prevent disease emergence and spread. The Pathfinder program complements long-standing U.S. support for public health to Southeast Asia, including ongoing U.S. assistance to combat COVID-19 and is a prime example of non-traditional security programming.

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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At the @AtlanticCouncil & @EUintheUS 2022 EU-U.S. Defense & Future Forum #EUDFF22, Deputy Assistant Secretary Camille Dawson emphasized the positive U.S. vision for the Indo-Pacific region and hailed U.S.-EU collaboration. Watch online:

It was a pleasure to meet with Pacific Islands, Australian, and New Zealand Heads of Mission with @INDOPACOM Admiral Aquilino to discuss security, economic, and development cooperation. Our shared interests and values underpin a free and open Indo-Pacific.

Terrific bipartisan discussion with Senator Hagerty & other U.S. Senators on strengthening the U.S.-Japan Alliance and maintaining a #FreeAndOpenIndoPacific. Both parties agree: U.S. leadership is essential to protect the rule of law and push back against coercion.


During the Daily Press Briefing from June 16, @StateDeptSpox says that the vision put forward by Russia & China is a world in which might makes right.

Longer excerpt video related to Russia & China from the Daily Press Briefing.

It’s been a great week with fellow U.S. Chiefs of Mission from around the region and globe. Terrific to engage with @SecBlinken, @USAsiaPacific, and other senior leaders. First time together in two and a half years!


Our outstanding team of U.S. Chiefs of Mission from across the East Asia and Pacific region met earlier today. We discussed how the United States can work with our friends and allies to boost our shared security, stability, and prosperity. -DJK

U.S. Senior Official for @APEC Matt Murray delivered keynote remarks on U.S.-Korea bilateral economic and space cooperation at an event yesterday hosted by @MOFAkr_eng and @KoreaEconInst.

Last week, @StateGWI joined the first @APEC Policy Partnership for Women & the Economy, which focused on government actions to empower women in the economy & as leaders in environmental sustainability, & lead to better futures for themselves, their families, & us all. #APEC2022TH

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