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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On the second anniversary of Burma's military coup, DAS Melissa Brown joined international partners at an event co-hosted by @CPG_USHMM & @AmbassadorLI to remember Rohingya and other vulnerable communities targeted by the military and promote greater justice for those atrocities.


Great to welcome Mongolian State Secretary Ankhbayar @MongolDiplomacy to the State Department to discuss the deepening strategic partnership between our democracies. –DJK

The United States of America is pleased to announce the opening of its Embassy in Honiara. We are committed to strengthening the enduring relationship between the U.S. and Solomon Islands!

.@StateDeputySpox on the opening of U.S. Embassy Honiara less than one year after @SecBlinken announced our intent to open it: For more than 50 years, the United States and Solomon Islands have worked together to tackle major challenges facing our shared Pacific community.

Two years ago, Burma’s military regime seized power from a democratically elected government and rejected the will of Burma’s people. The U.S. will continue to promote accountability for the military's atrocities & support international efforts to protect vulnerable populations.

The U.S. strongly opposes the Burma military regime’s decision to extend the state of emergency, prolonging its rule and the suffering it inflicts upon the country. We will continue to work with our partners to support a representative democracy in Burma.

U.S. Senior Official for APEC Matt Murray joined @LAEDC and @WTCLosAngeles in a roundtable to discuss priorities for #USAPEC2023. We will seek to advance a practical economic policy agenda that benefits workers, businesses, and families in the U.S. and across the region.

Senior Official Matt Murray joined @NCAPEC’s 2023 Executive Roundtable to share how APEC fits into the Biden Administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy. We look forward to a productive year ahead.

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