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 Series.
In early April, the MUSP met for the MUSP Senior Officials Meeting which focused on “Navigating the Path Towards Economy Recovery,
Food Security, Transnational Crime, and Human Resource Development”. This meeting, co-chaired by the U.S. and Lao PDR, was an opportunity for MUSP partners to discuss the 2024-2026 MUSP Plan of Action and plan what the future of the MUSP will look like. See the MUSP infographic here.