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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Mekong-U.S. Partnership Joint Statement

The United States and Mekong Partner countries released a Joint Statement on the launch of the Mekong-U.S. Partnership.

Happy World Water Day

Happy World Water Day on March 22! More than 70 million people rely on the Mekong River. Climate change threatens the reliability of water supplies, impacting livelihoods and disrupting critical ecosystems. The United States enhances water security by increasing access to safe drinking water and sanitation, managing freshwater resources, encouraging shared water cooperation, and strengthening water sector management.

Mekong-U.S. Partnership Track 1.5 Policy Dialogue #1

The Stimson Center and the International Union of Nature (IUCN) will host the first of six Mekong-US Partnership Track 1.5 Policy Dialogues, with the first four-day event beginning March 19 (Asia)/March 18 (U.S.). The opening plenary session will feature keynote remarks from Ambassador Atul Keshap, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs and a high-level panel. The opening plenary session is open to the public and press. RSVP to attend opening plenary: March 19, 8:30am ICT (9:30pm EDT).

Strengthening Transboundary River Governance Report

The East-West Center, with support from the Mekong-U.S. Partnership, released the report from the Indo-Pacific Conference on Strengthening Governance of Transboundary Rivers on February 25.

Release of the Transboundary River Governance Conference Report: February 25

Please join the East-West Center for the release of the Report from the Indo-Pacific Conference on Strengthening Governance of Transboundary Rivers. This webinar will feature discussion with U.S. government officials on the report, which details the findings of the October 2020 Conference that convened partners and stakeholders from across the Indo-Pacific region to share best practices and lessons learned related to the cooperative development and management of transboundary rivers.

United States Hosts Vietnam Webinar Series Towards Modernizing Vietnam’s Power Sector

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Energy Resources’ (ENR) Power Sector Program (PSP), in partnership with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), provided three webinars to the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam (ERAV). These webinars focused on enhancing ERAV’s regulatory capacity to oversee power market reforms and grid modernization to advance the goals of the Japan-U.S.-Mekong Power Partnership (JUMPP), Mekong-U.S. Partnership (MUSP), and the Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy Initiative (Asia EDGE).

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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We encourage you to join us on social media for updates, dialogue, and information about the work we do – comment with the #mekongUSPartnership hashtag.

The sentences of Hong Kong's democracy activists on politically-motivated charges are unacceptable and incompatible with the non-violent nature of their actions. We call for the release of those detained and imprisoned for exercising fundamental freedoms. #StandWithHongKong

The United States condemns Beijing and Hong Kong authorities for their attacks on Hong Kongers for exercising their protected rights and freedoms. We will continue to #StandWithHongKong as they respond to Beijing’s assault on these freedoms. https://go.usa.gov/xHZHg

I just wrapped up my first in-person bilateral meeting as president with Japanese Prime Minister Suga. Tune in as we hold a joint press conference. https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1mrxmwnQLyQGy

So pleased to join @POTUS meeting with @sugawitter today to discuss our shared values and shared interests. The U.S.-Japan Alliance is the cornerstone of peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific.

.@SecBlinken discussed with @DFAPHL Secretary @teddyboylocsin enhanced bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the South China Sea pursuant to the Law of the Sea Convention. #USPHThrivingAt75 @StateDept | via @inquirerdotnet
https://globalnation.inquirer.net/195017/ph-us-top-diplomats-discuss-china-militia-vessels-anti-asian-hate-attacks

I had a good discussion today with Japanese Prime Minister Suga—the first world leader to visit us here in Washington. Together, the U.S. and Japan will strengthen our efforts to promote peace, prosperity, and security in the Indo-Pacific.

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