Statement of the Fourth Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting

On July 22, 2011, the Foreign Ministers and senior representatives of the Lower Mekong Basin countries -- Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Viet Nam -- and the U.S. Secretary of State met in Bali, Indonesia for the 4th Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial Meeting. The five participants emphasized the value of the LMI in addressing regional challenges,…

Remarks at the U.S.- Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting

This fourth Ministerial Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative and I am very pleased to join my colleagues from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. We began this initiative two years ago to give rise to more frequent and effective cooperation among the Lower Mekong countries and the United States. We saw many opportunities for effective partnership on…

Fact Sheet: Lower Mekong Initiative Progress 2010/2011

The Lower Mekong Initiative is a multinational effort initiated by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2009 to foster integrated sub-regional cooperation and capacity building among Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, in the areas of education, health, environment, and infrastructure.In 2011 the Lower Mekong Initiative partner countries agreed to a Concept Paper that…

U.S. Response to the Mekong River Commission’s Review of the Xayaburi Hydroelectric Dam

On April 19th, the Joint Committee of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) met to discuss the Xayaburi hydroelectric project – the first dam proposed on the main stem of the Lower Mekong River. We understand that members of the MRC did not reach consensus on whether the project should proceed and agreed that a decision…

Remarks With Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER HOR: (In Cambodian.)SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister. I greatly appreciate this opportunity to spend this time with you discussing these matters of great importance to both of our countries. This is my sixth trip to Asia as Secretary of State but my first to Cambodia, and it…

Fact Sheet: Secretary Clinton’s October 29-30, 2010 Visit to Vietnam

Secretary Clinton returns to Hanoi on October 29 for her second visit to Vietnam in just over three months. In Vietnam, she will attend the East Asia Summit and host a meeting with her counterparts in the Lower Mekong Initiative, reflecting the Obama administration’s commitment to deepening multilateral engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. Secretary Clinton…

Fact Sheet: U.S Collaboration with the Lower Mekong Countries on the Environment, Health and Education

On July 23, the first-ever group meeting of the U.S. Secretary of State and the Foreign Ministers of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam took place in Phuket, Thailand to highlight the increasing cooperation between the United States and the Lower Mekong countries in the areas of the environment, health and education.  Some activities currently underway…

Joint Press Statement of the U.S. – Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting

Following is the text of a joint statement by the United States, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam issued on July 23, 2009, in Phuket, Thailand.The U.S. Secretary of State and the Foreign Ministers of the Lower Mekong Countries -- Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam -- held the first-ever U.S.-Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting today in Phuket,…

Joint Statement of the Second U.S.-Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting

Following is the text of a joint statement by the United States, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam issued on July 22, 2010, in Hanoi, Vietnam.Last year, the Foreign Ministers of the Lower Mekong countries -- Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam - and the U.S. Secretary of State established the Lower Mekong Initiative as a vehicle…

Media Note: United States Joins Ministries of Health and Agriculture of the Lower Mekong Region in Hanoi to Discuss Regional and Bilateral Cooperation on Combating Infectious Diseases

President Obama’s Malaria Coordinator, Rear Admiral (USN, retired) Timothy Ziemer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Influenza Coordination Unit Director, Rear Admiral Stephen Redd, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State of the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Lawrence Gumbiner, are leading the U.S. delegation to the Lower Mekong Initiative Infectious Diseases…

Mississippi River Commission Agreement Creates Unique Partnership a World Apart

May 12, 2010 – Vicksburg, Miss. – Two river management entities thousands of miles apart signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to create the first partnership between the Mekong River Commission and the Mississippi River Commission. The MOU will promote and enhance public safety and community welfare by fostering research, improving water resources development, and…

Fact Sheet: The U.S. and the Lower Mekong: Building Capacity to Manage Natural Resources

"The United States is back in Southeast Asia….and we are fully engaged with our….partners on the wide range of challenges confronting us…"— Secretary of State Hillary Rodham ClintonThe Lower Mekong Initiative focuses on:EnvironmentHealthEducationInfrastructureIn July 2009, the United States joined these countries to launch the Lower Mekong Initiative in order to promote cooperation on issues of regional…
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