U.S. Supports Lao Officials to Learn English

The U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Public Works & Transport successfully concluded a series of four seminars aimed at improving specialized English skills for Lao officials working on health, environment, and infrastructure issues. In total, 111 Lao officials from various Ministries received training on English communication skills during the program, which began in February…

Remarks by Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt M. Campbell in Cambodia

First of all, let me just say that on behalf of the United States government, we are so thrilled to be here in Cambodia for the Senior Officials Meeting. I’ve had a chance yesterday to meet with the Prime Minister and now I have had a very good discussion with the Foreign Minister. I think…

Press Release: U.S. Embassy Launches English Seminars at Hanoi University through the Lower Mekong Initiative

HANOI – On Tuesday February 7 the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi launched the first of several English language training seminars for 17 government officials from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos as part of a broader cooperative effort under the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI). The seminars are hosted by Hanoi University and Vietnam’s participants come from the…

Joint Press Release: The Lao PDR and the United States on Behalf of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Partner Countries

Lower Mekong Initiative Second Regional Working Group Meeting in Vientiane Advances Regional Goals for Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United StatesThe Lao PDR hosted delegations from Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United States for the November 7-8 regional working group meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI). The senior- level delegations comprised diplomats…

Public Lecture on “U.S. Engagement in Asia”

Transcript: Kurt Campbell, U.S Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand October 10, 2011Dr. Thitinan:  His Excellency, Dr. Kurt Campbell, the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Ambassador Kristie Kenney, Excellencies, distinguished members of the media, distinguished academics, members of the public, students, good…

Clinton Promotes Priority of Lower Mekong Initiative

Washington — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the Lower Mekong Initiative is seeking greater ways to help the countries along the Mekong River improve their infrastructure, education, health and environment.The Initiative, launched by Clinton in 2009, includes Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. It is a subregional group begun to help build capacity. In…

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…

Media Note: Statement of the Friends of the Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting

On July 22, 2011 the Foreign Ministers and senior representatives of Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea (ROK), New Zealand, the Ministerial Representative of the EU, and senior representatives of the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank joined the U.S. Secretary of State and Foreign Ministers and senior representatives of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Viet…

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…

Cambodia Hosts First Lower Mekong Initiative Working Group Meeting

Representatives from Cambodia Laos, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam took part in the March 17-18 Lower Mekong Initiative Working group meeting which was hosted by Cambodia in Phnom Penh.  Delegations from the five nations worked together to further advance regional cooperation in education, environment, health and infrastructure, in order to formulate a draft LMI…

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…