PM attends 2nd Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting

Stressing the important principals of the cooperation for the socio-economic development of member states as well as regional peace, stability and prosperity, the Vietnamese leader underlined stronger collaboration in effective and sustainable management and use of Mekong water resources.Overriding priorities should be given to hydro-meteorological statistics and information sharing, cooperation in response to droughts and floods and joint scientific research to construct reservoirs along the Mekong River as well as infrastructure development to facilitate flows of commodities, services and capital, and local people’s travel, he noticed.It is necessary to support member states to take advantages of the fourth industrial revolution to promote their industrialisation process, he said, adding that efforts should be made to develop high-quality human resources, enhance research and technology transfer in agriculture, especially hi-tech organic development.With the theme of “Our River of Peace and Sustainable Development”, the meeting drew the participation of leaders from six members: Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.At the event, they reaffirmed the goal of building a Mekong-Lancang region of peace, stability, sustainable development and prosperity. They reached consensus that the MLC should contribute more to promoting regional socio-economic development, narrowing development gap among member states and supporting the ASEAN Community building.The mechanism must be in harmony with programmes and plans like the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity, the Initiative for ASEAN Integration, the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and many other regional connectivity initiatives.The leaders adopted Phnom Penh statement and MLC action plan during 2018-2022 with measures to realise cooperation… [Read full story]


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