October 16, 2020
David Stillwell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, delivered the opening remarks on the inaugural Indo-Pacific Convention on Strengthening the Transboundary Rivers Administration on October 15. US Ambassador to Thailand Michael Dsombre delivered the keynote deal with. At a convention organized in partnership with the East-West Heart, Transboundary Rivers will share policy-makers, lecturers, civil society members and different Transboundary River stakeholders throughout the Indo-Pacific area to share finest practices in sustainable growth and collaborative administration.
Assistant Secretary Stillwell highlighted the brand new Mekong-US partnership and its position in increasing US engagement with the 5 international locations within the Mekong sub-region. He burdened the US dedication to the Mekong area, as evidenced by our continued assist of the Mekong River Fee (MRC) and the Clear Regional River Administration, which the US has offered within the area since 2009. US Assistant Secretary Stillwell expressed concern over China’s unilateral manipulation of the Mekong River and the necessity for year-round water information sharing by the MRC.
Extra info is accessible at MekongUSPartnership.org