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.

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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…

Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the Friends of the Mekong Ministers’ Meeting

Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the Friends of the Mekong Ministers’ Meeting – United States Department of State On August 5, Secretary Blinken chaired the tenth anniversary meeting of the Friends of the Mekong ministerial. The Secretary congratulated the group on its sustained support to the Mekong subregion and its commitment to transparency, good governance, and…

The Mekong-U.S. Partnership and the Friends of the Mekong: Proven Partners for the Mekong Region

The Mekong-U.S. Partnership and the Friends of the Mekong: Proven Partners for the Mekong Region – United States Department of State The countries of the Mekong sub-region and the United States reaffirmed their long-standing relationship at the second Mekong-U.S. Partnership (MUSP) ministerial on August 2, 2021. Through the MUSP, the U.S. government, working with Congress, continues…

Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the Mekong-U.S. Partnership Ministers’ Meeting

Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the Mekong-U.S. Partnership Ministers’ Meeting – United States Department of State The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: On August 2, Secretary Blinken co-hosted the second Mekong-U.S. Partnership ministerial.  The Secretary emphasized U.S. commitment to a resilient, secure, interconnected, and open Mekong sub-region and emphasized the region’s importance to the…

United States, South Korea, and Mekong River Commission Partnership Launches

Senior officials from the United States, Republic of Korea, and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) launched cooperation on July 20 on water data utilization and capacity building for the Mekong region. The partnership will see specialists and scientists from Korea Water Resources Corporation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and NASA provide at least six training events to professionals from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam on various decision-support system topics, including modelling, water data utilization and knowledge transfer.

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.
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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 was honored to speak at the annual @koreasociety gala about the wide-ranging alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea—the linchpin of peace, security, and prosperity for Northeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific. Watch my remarks here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PdKUG-oD5k

Taiwan is one of the world’s most vibrant democracies, a global high-tech powerhouse, and a hub of travel, culture, and education. The international community would benefit from Taiwan’s expertise, including at the UN. #TaiwanCanHelp https://youtu.be/gvHLF-1zjc0

AVAILABLE: Transcript of the Oct. 21 briefing with @CounselorDOS, @USAsiaPacific PDAS Moy, & @USAID Dep. Asst. Admin. Hart. They discussed the Counselor's visit to 🇹🇭, 🇸🇬 & 🇮🇩 as part of an interagency delegation from the @StateDept, @WHNSC, @USUN & USAID. https://www.state.gov/telephonic-press-briefing-with-derek-chollet-counselor-of-the-u-s-department-of-state-kin-moy-principal-deputy-assistant-secretary-bureau-of-east-asian-and-pacific-affairs-u-s-department-of-sta/

Excellent trip this week to Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Japan, where our interagency delegation — @StateDept @USAID @USUN @WHNSC — expanded cooperation with key allies and partners, reinforced ASEAN’s role in regional stability, and addressed the ongoing crisis in Burma.

Did you know that the Pfizer vaccine has arrived in Timor-Leste? Watch this video to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the arrival! COVAX andUnicef Timor-Leste delivered 100,620 doses of the safe and effective Pfizer vaccine to Timor-Leste made available by the United States.

The Asian American Foreign Affairs Association is grateful for partners like #AAPI icons @JLin7, @danieldaekim, @SenDuckworth, @RepTedLieu, and @UsAdmiral Harris to educate, engage​, and inspire policy changes to combat discrimination. https://statemag.state.gov/2021/10/1021feat03/

The people in Hong Kong and its vibrant civil society have been the city's greatest resource, and the cornerstone of its success as an international hub of business and exchange. Beijing must guarantee the rights and freedoms in the Joint Declaration. https://www.state.gov/on-the-continued-erosion-of-freedoms-in-hong-kong/

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