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Fourth LMI English Seminar Closes in Vientiane

The U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Institute for International Affairs concluded the fourth of six planned seminars aimed at improving the English skills of Lao officials working on health, environment, and infrastructure issues.  Deputy Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy to the Lao P.D.R. Kenneth Kosakowski and Deputy Director General of…

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LMI Monthly News Feed – December 2013

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Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI)

Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI), launched in 2009, is a multinational partnership among Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United States to create integrated sub-regional cooperation among the five Lower Mekong countries.  LMI serves as a platform to address complex, transnational development and policy challenges in the Lower Mekong sub-region.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjLLkc3o6Uw

Prioritizing Education Reform to Prepare for ASEAN Integration

From October 7 to 15, 2013, Thai officials selected for the LMI Professional Communication Skills for Leaders seminar “Education Reform: Prioritizing Education Reform to Prepare for ASEAN Integration” participated in an intensive 40-hour course conducted at the Chulalongkorn University Language Institute (Bangkok, Thailand).The seminar series, developed to improve English language proficiency skills so government officials, lecturers…

LMI Monthly News Feed – November 2013

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NEWS: Lower Mekong Officials Meet to Support ASEAN Integration and Regional Cooperation

PHNOM PENH - Senior officials of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) gathered for a two-day meeting in Siem Reap on 6-7 November 2013 for the 5th Lower Mekong Initiative Regional Working Group Meeting and an informal discussion on the Friends of the Lower Mekong (FLM).   Delegates deliberated on the outcomes of the last LMI Ministerial…

Lower Mekong Initiative Fifth Regional Working Group Meeting Co-chairs’ Statement

The Royal Government of Cambodia hosted over 90 delegates from Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam, and the United States in Siem Reap on November 6-7, 2013 for the 5th Lower Mekong Initiative Regional Working Group Meeting.  The Lower Mekong Initiative is a multinational forum for addressing trans-boundary policy and development challenges in the pillar…

NEWS: Lower Mekong Initiative Group Meets in Cambodia

Action programmes to deploy the U.S.’s 50 million USD support package pledged to Lower Mekong countries was discussed at the fifth meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Regional Working Group in Cambodia on November 6-7. Addressing the meeting, US Ambassador to ASEAN David Carden stressed that the Mekong River is a valuable natural resource for…

NEWS: The 5th Lower Mekong Initiative Regional Working Group Meeting

The 5th Lower Mekong Initiative Regional Working Group Meeting has opened in Siem Reap to define implementation steps following the U.S. commitment of 50 million dollars of infrastructure and food security aids to the region. Five Lower Mekong countries including Vietnam will benefit from the 2-year program.  Speaking at the event, U.S. Ambassador David Carden hailed…

Cambodia Hosts Lower Mekong Initiative Meeting to Build Sustainable Regional Cooperation

The Royal Government of Cambodia hosted over 80 delegates from Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United States in Siem Reap on November 6-7, 2013 for the 5th Lower Mekong Initiative Regional Working Group Meeting.  Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the foreign ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam…