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…

Supporting Lower Mekong Initiative

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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…

LMI: Mekong Basin Climate Change Adaptation Program

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LMI: Bringing Water & Sanitation to the Urban Poor

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Two Mighty Rivers, Intertwined to Protect Their Futures

Washington — In 2010, organizations that oversee two of the world’s most powerful rivers came together to chart a better course for water-resource management.When the Mississippi River Commission and the Mekong River Commission signed a partnership agreement in May 2010, they focused on sustainable development along their two river basins and on disaster preparation. Though the regional context may…

U.S. Response to the Mekong River Commission’s Review of the Xayaburi Hydroelectric Dam

On April 19th, the Joint Committee of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) met to discuss the Xayaburi hydroelectric project – the first dam proposed on the main stem of the Lower Mekong River. We understand that members of the MRC did not reach consensus on whether the project should proceed and agreed that a decision…

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…

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…