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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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.
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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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Ambassador Yun Dukmin, welcome to Tokyo! So pleased to welcome you to the community. We look forward to working with you and @KoreanEmb_japan on our many shared interests and goals. 🇺🇸🇯🇵🇰🇷

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An honor to speak virtually with @GovRicketts about U.S. priorities in the Indo-Pacific region and why the Indo-Pacific matters to America’s security and prosperity at the Nebraska Ag and Economic Development Summit. - DJK
https://www.facebook.com/DevelopNebraska/videos/761718161637815/

The CHIPS Act establishes an International Technology Security and Innovation Fund which will allow the @StateDept to support secure semiconductor supply chains as well as secure and resilient global telecommunications networks. https://www.state.gov/the-passage-of-the-chips-and-science-act-of-2022/

.@POTUS signed the CHIPS and Science Act to strengthen our industries of the future and protect our economic and national security. @StateDept looks forward to deploying the funds designated to support secure global semiconductor supply chains and trusted telecoms networks.

Deputy Special Representative for the DPRK Dr. Jung Pak held a great session with ROK Director General for North Korean Nuclear Affairs Lee Taewoo to discuss how to address the DPRK’s malicious cyber activity. https://www.state.gov/deputy-special-representative-for-the-democratic-peoples-republic-of-korea-dprk-pak-meeting-with-republic-of-korea-rok-officials-to-address-the-dprk-cyber-threat/

Pleased to meet with representatives from the Pacific Islands to discuss how the U.S. can support their priorities, including combating climate change and promoting regional prosperity.

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