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…

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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Today, we reflect on the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and on the devastation that nuclear weapons bring. We reaffirm that a nuclear war can never be won and must never be fought.

.@USMission2ASEAN Chargé d'Affaires Kate Rebholz: We look forward to many more decades of building our people-to-people ties with our @ASEAN Family. Happy ASEAN Day!

Great meeting with @DFAT Secretary Jan Adams to discuss how we are working together through the strong U.S.-Australia Alliance to address regional and global challenges and deepen engagement with Pacific Island partners.

Good to meet with Australian Assistant Minister @ayrestim. We spoke about our close economic partnership, including combating economic coercion and building secure and resilient supply chains.

Great to have the chance to say g'day and thank our colleagues "down under" at Mission Australia @USEmbAustralia for their service to the American people and to advance the U.S.-Australia Alliance.


Fantastic to talk with @USEmbAustralia’s Youth Council today at the @MoAD_Canberra and learn about what young people are doing to advance Australia’s efforts to combat the climate crisis. Our planet's future is bright thanks to these young leaders!


"Bloody Ridge" saw some of the fiercest fighting during Guadalcanal. Honored to speak alongside Solomon Islands officials and to reflect on the service of Solomon Islander scouts and coastwatchers who contributed to the Allies' defense of this spot.


A free and open press underpins democratic societies. I was pleased to talk with Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation about U.S. relations with Solomon Islands and our priorities for a peaceful, open, and resilient Indo-Pacific.

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