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NEWS: Sustainable Future for the Mekong Basin

NEWS: Sustainable Future for the Mekong Basin

August 15, 2014

On the sidelines of the 47th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, the seventh Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting and the fourth meeting of Friends of Lower Mekong Meeting were took place under the chairmanship maintenance of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar and United States Secretary of State. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affair Minister Pham Binh Minh led Vietnam to attend the conferences.

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Regional Water Cooperation and Flood Preparedness Event Highlights Lower Mekong Initiative Progress

Regional Water Cooperation and Flood Preparedness Event Highlights Lower Mekong Initiative Progress

August 15, 2014

Bangkok, Thailand, August 1, 2014 –Bulbul and red avadavat dance from the shrubs and grass, as a gentle rain falls musically on the Golden Triangle.  The mighty Mekong River slowly drifts down its banks, obliviously to the precipitation.  In the distance, mountains brood with curling ominous clouds.  These clouds indicate that the gentle rains currently falling, will soon give way to a torrential change.  The Golden Triangle stands on the edge of the monsoon, with the Mekong River and its tributaries scheduled to soon slosh to and fro with overwhelming moisture.&n

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NEWS: Thailand Meets with Mekong Neighbors to Bolster Cooperation

NEWS: Thailand Meets with Mekong Neighbors to Bolster Cooperation

August 10, 2014

NAYPYIDAW, 10 August 2014 (NNT) – The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called on neighboring countries within the Lower Mekong River Basin to step up their cooperation towards regional development during the 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.

Statement & Communique
Seventh Ministerial Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative Joint Statement

Seventh Ministerial Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative Joint Statement

August 10, 2014

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

On August 9, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam, the Secretary-General of ASEAN and the U.S. Secretary of State met in NayPyiTaw, Myanmar, for the Seventh Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial Meeting.

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Launch of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Eminent and Expert Persons Group (EEPG)

Launch of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Eminent and Expert Persons Group (EEPG)

August 9, 2014

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

On August 9, 2014, Secretary John Kerry and the Foreign Ministers of the Lower Mekong partner countries launched the LMI Eminent and Expert Persons Group at the LMI Ministerial Meeting. As a first priority, the Ministers tasked the group with finding concrete ways to promote a sustainable future for the Mekong River Basin in the context of environmental sustainability and water, energy, and food security.

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NEWS: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Participate in LMI Ministerial Meeting

NEWS: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Participate in LMI Ministerial Meeting

August 2, 2014

Washington: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Myanmar and Australia this week.

In Myanmar, he would participate in a series of meetings with ASEAN leaders, in Australia, he along with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, will participate in the US-Australia Consultations.

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Press Statement: Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Burma, Australia, Solomon Islands, and Hawaii

Press Statement: Secretary of State John Kerry's Travel to Burma, Australia, Solomon Islands, and Hawaii

August 2, 2014

Jen Psaki

Department Spokesperson

Washington, DC

August 2, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Naypyitaw, Burma; Sydney, Australia; Honiara, Solomon Islands; and Honolulu, Hawaii August 8-13, 2014.

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