At the event (Photo: baoquocte.vn) Washington D.C, (VNA) – The US will bolster support for countries in the Mekong subregion through the Mekong-US partnership, US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Atul Keshap said at a recent online seminar to reveal results of a report on transboundary rivers and addressing challenges in Mekong River. He said the support will focus on the management of transboundary water resources, regional economic connection, human resources development and response to non-traditional security challenges, including those in the health sector. The report was based on outcomes of a virtual Indo-Pacific conference on enhancing management of transboundary rivers hosted by the East-West Centre last October. Speakers at the event said that the Mekong subregion is facing challenges in security, development and climate change. Keshap expressed the US's concerns over impacts of hydropower dams in the Mekong River's upper reaches on food security, economic development and environmental conditions of countries in lower reaches. The US highly appreciates Vietnam's efforts in pushing ASEAN's cooperation to help the Mekong subregion cope with such challenges, he said. Congressman Ted Lieu also affirmed that the US Congress wants the US government to further boost… Read full this story
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