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.


NexGen Program Announcement

Mekong-US Partnership Financial Support for your Mekong Project NexGen Mekong Scientists can provide up to 6-month research assistantships for your Mekong Based project. NexGen empowers Mekong young scientists and early career professionals from the region to responsibly steward the Mekong River Basin and its natural resources. NexGen promotes interdisciplinary approaches to the complex challenges faced…

Mekong-U.S. Partnership Joint Statement

The United States and Mekong Partner countries released a Joint Statement on the launch of the Mekong-U.S. Partnership.

Happy World Water Day

Happy World Water Day on March 22! More than 70 million people rely on the Mekong River. Climate change threatens the reliability of water supplies, impacting livelihoods and disrupting critical ecosystems. The United States enhances water security by increasing access to safe drinking water and sanitation, managing freshwater resources, encouraging shared water cooperation, and strengthening water sector management.

Mekong-U.S. Partnership Track 1.5 Policy Dialogue #1

The Stimson Center and the International Union of Nature (IUCN) will host the first of six Mekong-US Partnership Track 1.5 Policy Dialogues, with the first four-day event beginning March 19 (Asia)/March 18 (U.S.). The opening plenary session will feature keynote remarks from Ambassador Atul Keshap, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs and a high-level panel. The opening plenary session is open to the public and press. RSVP to attend opening plenary: March 19, 8:30am ICT (9:30pm EDT).

Strengthening Transboundary River Governance Report

The East-West Center, with support from the Mekong-U.S. Partnership, released the report from the Indo-Pacific Conference on Strengthening Governance of Transboundary Rivers on February 25.

Release of the Transboundary River Governance Conference Report: February 25

Please join the East-West Center for the release of the Report from the Indo-Pacific Conference on Strengthening Governance of Transboundary Rivers. This webinar will feature discussion with U.S. government officials on the report, which details the findings of the October 2020 Conference that convened partners and stakeholders from across the Indo-Pacific region to share best practices and lessons learned related to the cooperative development and management of transboundary rivers.

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.

Join the Conversation

We encourage you to join us on social media for updates, dialogue, and information about the work we do – comment with the #mekongUSPartnership hashtag.

There is no reasonable justification for Taiwan’s continued exclusion from the World Health Assembly. The United States calls upon the @WHO to invite Taiwan to participate as an observer in this forum.

Today we added 71 names to the memorial wall in the lobby of the @StateDept's headquarters. This memorial honors the women and men who gave their lives in service to American diplomacy. #ForeignAffairsDay

Ambassador Atul Keshap had a great discussion with @ASEAN Senior Officials at the 34th US-ASEAN Dialogue today on future of our cooperation and key concerns including Burma, #FreeAndOpenIndoPacific, COVID-19, economic recovery and climate change.

The United States and the Philippines participated in a virtual Proliferation Security Initiative workshop last week to demonstrate their shared commitment to preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
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The United States stands with the people of Hong Kong and rejects the sentencing of activists for attending a Tiananmen commemoration. All those imprisoned for nonviolent exercise of guaranteed freedoms should be freed immediately.

Sentencing Joshua Wong, Lester Shum, Tiffany Yuen, and Jannelle Rosalynne Leung is unacceptable and politically motivated. Hong Kongers have a right to freedom of assembly.

We must all work together to combat the climate crisis. Through the launch of the Partnership Opportunity Delegation experts from the U.S., Taiwan & Paraguay discussed opportunities to strengthen the renewable energy & electric vehicles sectors in Paraguay.

Look who joined us for #AAPI Heritage Month @StateDept! Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard Buangan was honored to introduce international basketball star @JLin7 and Patricia Sun today for a Conversation on Speaking Up and Breaking Barriers. #StopAsianHate.

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