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 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…

U.S. to Spend $187 Million on Lower Mekong Initiative

Washington — The United States will spend approximately $187 million on projects to help four nations of the Lower Mekong River basin lessen the impact of climate change on water resources, food security and the health and livelihoods of nearly 60 million people.During the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting July 22 in…

Lower Mekong Initiative Conference Targets Disease Threats Meeting Tackled International Health Regulations, Transnational Cooperation

Washington — High-level delegates from the United States and four countries that are part of the year-old Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) came together in Hanoi, Vietnam, June 17–18, reaching agreement on a range of issues critical to the region’s response to infectious disease threats.The governments of the United States and Vietnam hosted the meeting. Delegation…

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…