Vietnam calls for inclusive Mekong – Lancang cooperation

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on December 17 joined FMs of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and China at the fourth Mekong – Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Vientiane, Laos.

Speaking at the event, Deputy PM Minh appreciated efforts made by MLC nations to carry out the Sanya Declaration and the five-year Plan of Action for 2018-2022 approved at the second Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting in January 2018.

Cooperation between Mekong-Lancang countries should ensure projects are inclusive and bring about equal benefits for all member states, while paying attention to boosting coordination between MLC and other Mekong and regional cooperative mechanisms such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Mekong River Commission (MRC).

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