Cambodia To Host 2nd Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting in 2018

After the 1st Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Leaders' Meeting successfully concluded in Sanya city, China's Hainan province, on Mar. 23, 2016, Cambodia will host such important meeting in 2018, said Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

According to the National Television of Cambodia (TVK)'s special report, Samdech Techo Hun Sen spoke highly of the 1st Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Leaders' Meeting, saying that it reflected the process of positive progress of the sub-regional cooperation, both in scope and depth, between the six countries, and their strong determination for a common prosperity.

This is a valuable and most appropriate platform to contribute to the construction of a strong sub-region through the promotion of political and security cooperation, economic growth and sustainable development, and socio-cultural and people-to-people exchange, which will serve the interests of the people in the Mekong-Lancang sub-region, he stressed.

Samdech Techo Hun Sen voiced his support to hold the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Leaders' Meeting every two years and proposed to host the 2nd meeting in 2018. His proposition was supported by other five participating countries.

The 1st Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Leaders' Meeting was co-chaired by Chinese Premier H.E. Li Keqiang and Thai Prime Minister H.E. Prayuth Chan-ocha, with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Lao Prime Minister H.E. Thongsing Thammavong, Vice President of Myanmar H.E. Sai Mauk Kham, and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Pham Binh Minh in attendance.

On the occasion, the leaders adopted the Sanya Declaration of the 1st Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Leaders' Meeting, the Joint Statement on Production Capacity Cooperation among Mekong-Lancang Countries, and the Early Harvest Projects for Mekong-Lancang Cooperation, which will foster the Mekong-Lancang cooperation

Source: AKP

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