Agreement On The Cooperation For The Sustainable Development Of The Mekong River Basin 1995
Preferences”, given the ambivalence of some local residents regarding technical assistance to the United States, in particular Cambodia`s refusal of certain specific types of aid. But the fact is that “international development organizations have always paid the bills of the Mekong regime,” with European nations (especially Scandinavian) taking over the vacuum left by the United States and then (to a lesser extent) Japan.  Cambodia`s readmission was largely a downpour that concealed the real problem of local residents: that Thailand`s rapid economic growth compared to its neighbors themselves, the modest restrictions on sovereignty imposed by the Mekong Accords, made Bangkok seem undesirable. . . .