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…

LMI: Bringing Water & Sanitation to the Urban Poor

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U.S. Embassy Supports First Clean Cookstove Workshop in Laos

Thirty-four experts, academics, and entrepreneurs from Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand gathered to discuss how to create a cleaner, more efficient stove during the Stove Design & Testing Workshop in Vientiane, Laos on March 14-16. Participants shared methods to design, evaluate, and commercialize improved-stoves that use less fuel and produce less smoke.Exposure to smoke from traditional…

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…

U.S. Repairing Ties with Lower Mekong Countries

A newly devised initiative is working towards deepening cooperation between the U.S. and Mekong basin countries in the areas of education, health and environment, a report has said.The report was distributed as part of a lecture this week on the Lower Mekong Initiative and its significance as part of the Obama administration's policy towards reengagement…

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…

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…