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…

Mekong One Health Innovation Program (MOHIP) Research Grant Opportunity

The Mekong One Health Innovation Program, or “MOHIP”, implemented by Michigan State University in collaboration with the One Health University Networks of Lao PDR, Viet Nam, and Thailand, has the overarching goal of creating a transnational network of One Health researchers and practitioners to facilitate the sharing of One Health research, educational, and evaluation tools…


The Mekong-U.S. Partnership has had an active start to 2023. Over 200 international stakeholders attended the Mekong Research Symposium on March 13-16 in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Several Mekong-U.S. Partnership (MUSP) programs showcased their recent work including the Stimson Center who discussed the tangible policy recommendations that are developed through their MUSP Track 1.5 Policy Dialogue…

JUMPP Action Plan & Fact Sheet

The Japan-U.S.-Mekong Power Partnership (JUMPP) facilitates clean energy deployment, regional power trade and electrical interconnectivity, and national and regional electricity market development in the Lower Mekong Region of Southeast Asia.


Over the last six months, we centered our MUSP activities around engagement efforts throughout the sub-region to ensure that Mekong countries and citizens can continue recovering from the current pandemic. To date, the United States has donated nearly 487 million vaccine doses to the Mekong sub-region to help protect people from COVID-19 and its variants.…

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…

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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