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…

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…

Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the Friends of the Mekong Ministers’ Meeting

Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the Friends of the Mekong Ministers’ Meeting – United States Department of State On August 5, Secretary Blinken chaired the tenth anniversary meeting of the Friends of the Mekong ministerial. The Secretary congratulated the group on its sustained support to the Mekong subregion and its commitment to transparency, good governance, and…

The Mekong-U.S. Partnership and the Friends of the Mekong: Proven Partners for the Mekong Region

The Mekong-U.S. Partnership and the Friends of the Mekong: Proven Partners for the Mekong Region – United States Department of State The countries of the Mekong sub-region and the United States reaffirmed their long-standing relationship at the second Mekong-U.S. Partnership (MUSP) ministerial on August 2, 2021. Through the MUSP, the U.S. government, working with Congress, continues…

Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the Mekong-U.S. Partnership Ministers’ Meeting

Secretary Blinken’s Participation in the Mekong-U.S. Partnership Ministers’ Meeting – United States Department of State The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: On August 2, Secretary Blinken co-hosted the second Mekong-U.S. Partnership ministerial.  The Secretary emphasized U.S. commitment to a resilient, secure, interconnected, and open Mekong sub-region and emphasized the region’s importance to 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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We join our partners to highlight concerns raised by the @UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar about risks of future violence & atrocities across Burma, & what the int'l community can & should do to prevent such atrocities. https://go.usa.gov/xeUHB

The United States is deeply concerned by the recent violence in Honiara, Solomon Islands. We call on all parties to refrain from violence and engage in constructive, inclusive dialogue to seek a peaceful resolution to their differences. https://go.usa.gov/xePrF

Australia’s intention to declare Hizballah as a terrorist organization is an important step in limiting the group’s ability to finance, plan, and execute terrorist attacks. We applaud Australia for taking this step and encourage others to follow suit. https://go.usa.gov/xeUhG

.@USAsiaPacific Assistant Secretary Kritenbrink will be traveling to Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Bangkok from Nov. 27 to Dec. 4, where he will reaffirm our commitment to our allies and partners and discuss working together on today’s challenges. https://go.usa.gov/xeUhV

Looking forward to traveling to Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand and working together to tackle the global and regional challenges of the 21st century. -DJK https://www.state.gov/assistant-secretary-of-state-for-east-asian-and-pacific-affairs-daniel-j-kritenbrinks-travel-to-southeast-asia-november-27-to-december-4/

Grateful today and every day for my family and loved ones – and for our @StateDept colleagues, many of whom are serving abroad, away from their families today. My deepest gratitude to them for their service, and warmest wishes to all of you. Happy Thanksgiving.

I enjoyed meeting @MYembassyWDC Chargé d’Affaires Fairuz Rozali to discuss the U.S.-Malaysia bilateral relationship and regional security. -DJK

In the past year, the U.S. has announced several historic commitments to advance gender equality and eliminate gender-based violence. We will continue to take steps to prevent and respond to GBV as a human rights imperative. #IDEVAW https://www.state.gov/observance-of-international-day-for-the-elimination-of-violence-against-women-and-the-16-days-of-activism-against-gender-based-violence/

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