Aid and development

US re-engagement with Mekong region poses opportunities and ambiguity, say CSOs

The US plan to invest over 20 million USD to support Mekong countries in clean energy transition, environmental protection, and regional interconnection was made at the end of the Bangkok APEC meeting. In the eyes of civil societies along the riverbank, the final picture still ...

Yiamyut Sutthichaya

U.S. Vice President Harris announces $20 million new clean energy funding for Mekong region

U.S Vice President Kamala Harris announced $20 million in new funding for clean energy projects in the Mekong region, during the last day of her tour of Thailand on Sunday following a regional summit. She spoke to civil society and business leaders in Bangkok after the ...

Poppy Mcpherson

Asia-Pacific leaders seek unity on war, economic ills, virus

Pacific Rim leaders were striving to find common ground on the war in Ukraine and other dire threats to humankind in an annual meeting that began Friday at a heavily guarded venue in Thailand’s capital. The annual summit of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum is ...

ELAINE KURTENBACH and CHALIDA EKVITTHAYAVECHNUKUL

Mekong nations look for bridge over ‘ASEAN development gap’

Giving equal momentum to development remains the major topic that the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) nations – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) – will discuss at the 54th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ (AEM) Meeting, slated to kick off on September 14 in Siem Reap town. Pen ...

Eng Reachny

South Korean company brings eco-friendly livestock production to Laos

Local farmers and members of the Parksarpmai Cooperative Group will be able to upgrade their livestock production, thanks to the support of an agricultural solutions company from South Korea, the Greengoods Company Limited. Through the support of Greengoods Co Ltd, villagers will have a chance to ...

The Star Online

Myanmar seeks Russian assistance in push for nuclear energy

Myanmar is pursuing greater economic cooperation with Russia including on nuclear energy, as U.S. and European sanctions increasingly isolate them from the rest of the world. Myanmar leader Sen. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing on July 11 met with Alexey Likhachev, director general of Russian state energy ...

Nikkei staff writers

Việt Nam, Laos to promote further bilateral cooperation

The meeting of Vietnamese National Assembly’s Economic Committee and Lao National Assembly’s Economic, Technology and Environment Committee in Hà Nội on Wednesday. Photo daibieunhandan.vn HÀ NỘI – The achievements of Việt Nam’s legislative work and macroeconomic management can be applied to the socio-economic development of Laos, ...

Vietnam Politics & Laws

Cambodia, Laos agree to resolve border demarcation quickly

With 86% of the Cambodia-Laos border demarcated, the two governments agreed that a decision on the final 14% needs to be made quickly as the demarcation negotiations have stalled. The commitment was made during the 14th Meeting of the Cambodia-Laos Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC) ...

Ben Sokhean

China, Laos pledge to strengthen strategic communication, mutually beneficial cooperation

China and Laos expressed here Sunday the willingness to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation and actively promote the building of the China-Laos community with a shared future. While meeting with Lao Vice Premier and Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith on the sidelines of the seventh Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Foreign ...

Li Yan

China proposes 6 programs with Lancang-Mekong countries despite ‘customary’ Western provocation of ties

China on Monday proposed six programs which will benefit the Lancang-Mekong countries aside from China, namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, including cooperation plans in agriculture, water resources, digital economy, aerospace, education, and public health, as Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi ...

Fan Anqi and Cui Fandi

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