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…

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…

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 had a great call with the new ROK Deputy Foreign Minister Choi Young-sam. We talked about leveraging our ironclad alliance for the prosperity and security of the United States and the ROK and expanding it into a global partnership to address today’s most pressing issues. -DJK

.@POTUS at the U.S.-Pacific Island Country Summit: This summit honors the deep history that our nations share and longstanding trade and diplomatic relationships — and a shared fight to defend freedom. Full remarks:

The United States is a Pacific nation.  We have deep and longstanding ties to the countries of the Pacific, our neighbors, allies, and friends.  Our histories and futures are inextricably linked, and we will remain a committed partner in the region.

The United States is proud to support Laos with over 200,000 Pfizer Pediatric vaccine doses, donated in partnership with #COVAX. These vaccines for Lao children are part of our commitment to end the COVID-19 pandemic and save lives.


In calls with ROK Foreign Minister Park Jin and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi, @SecBlinken condemned the DPRK’s reckless ballistic missile launch overflying Japan, which posed an unacceptable threat to the Japanese public.

On a hometown visit to NYC, Deputy Assistant Secretary Dr. Jung Pak spoke with students at @ColumbiaSIPA, @bronx_science, and @Roosevelt_House about her career in foreign policy and delivered a talk on “Why Diplomacy Matters” to @IHouseNYC.


.@POTUS: We’re launching our Pacific Partnership Strategy, the first national U.S. strategy for Pacific Islands, which is a key component to our broader Indo-Pacific strategy. Read the strategy here:

Very sad to learn of the tragedy in Malang. My condolences to all who are suffering. #PrayForKanjuruhan


Saya sangat sedih mendengar tragedi sepakbola di Malang. Belasungkawa yang mendalam bagi semua korban jiwa dan keluarga yang ditinggalkan.

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