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 delighted to speak to @YSEALI alumni at #YSEALISummit on the "Power of STEAM Education and Workforce Innovation." We are empowering the next generation of leaders in Southeast Asia to succeed in the global economy and build strong futures. #BillionFutures

Today, we celebrate #WorldFoodDay and those who are working to build resilient global food systems. We are committed to working with our partners to address the world’s food needs sustainably, as we fight food insecurity together.

Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Lambert met ROK Director-General Ko Yunju in Honolulu October 14 for the 3rd Bilateral Policy Dialogue. We worked to deepen U.S.-ROK Alliance linkages and expand cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and globally: https://www.mofa.go.kr/eng/brd/m_5676/view.do?seq=321873&srchFr=&srchTo=&srchWord=&srchTp=&multi_itm_seq=0&itm_seq_1=0&itm_seq_2=0&company_cd=&company_nm=&page=1&titleNm=

At a U.S.-facilitated webinar, #APEC economies came together through the Digital Trade Policy Dialogue to discuss how cross border data flows can help build a more inclusive digital economy.

Great to meet with @JapanEmbDC Ambassador Tomita Koji today to discuss how our alliance is working to promote peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. -DJK

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