Meridian Diplomacy Forum: Countries of the Mekong

Meridian Diplomacy Forum: Countries of the Mekong

MERIDIAN INTERNATIONAL CENTER
welcomes your attendance at the

MERIDIAN DIPLOMACY FORUM:
COUNTRIES OF THE MEKONG
Exploring the Political, Economic and Cultural Linkages between the U.S. and Mainland Southeast Asia
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2019
 
Program: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Cultural Reception: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Meridian International Center | White-Meyer House
1624 Crescent Place, NW, Washington, DC 20009

The countries along the Mekong River have much in common boasting rich cultural heritage and biodiversity, while experiencing significant economic growth and undertaking substantial energy and transportation infrastructure development in recent years. The five nations of Mainland Southeast Asia – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – comprise promising economic markets in this region of rising geopolitical importance and one with increasing wanderlust appeal. As the United States continues to evaluate existing alliances and consider new partnerships, this is an ideal time for policymakers and private sector leaders to forge ahead with new and stronger bilateral and regional relationships with the countries along the Mekong.
The Meridian Diplomacy Forum: Countries of the Mekong will bring together government, business and artistic leaders to explore the ecological and cultural allure flowing through the subregion as well as the vast investment opportunity in the energy, transportation and digital economy spaces. A deeper understanding of the cultures and histories of Mainland Southeast Asia can lead to more effective and beneficial engagement between the United States and the governments, businesses and people of this emerging area of the globe. 
Meridian International Center is recognized around the world as a center for global leadership, bringing the right thinkers and decision makers together in a neutral forum to discuss and address critical global issues. 2019 will mark the fourth year of the Meridian Diplomacy Forum.
Complimentary valet provided.
For additional information please contact Kathleen Shea at (202) 939-5893 or mcde@meridian.org or visit meridian.org.
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