Supporting Mekong subregion resilience

  • Media release

Today, at the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 2024, I announced Australia is investing a further $222.5 million to support the resilience and prosperity of the Mekong subregion of Southeast Asia through the Mekong-Australia Partnership.

Since its launch, the Mekong-Australia Partnership has supported the subregion's environmental and economic resilience, leadership and skills, and trade and investment.

This second phase of funding over the next five years will address priorities and shared challenges with a focus on improving water security, responding to climate change and combatting transnational crime.

Australia will contribute to strengthened leadership, institutions, and people to people connections to promote shared prosperity.

The Mekong-Australia Partnership complements Australia's longstanding bilateral partnerships and ASEAN development cooperation.

Australia will continue to work with our Mekong subregion partners to shape and secure the future of the region and all those who rely on it.

Media note: Mekong-Australia Partnership photos available via the DFAT media library.

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