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…

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…