International relations

MRC Regional Stakeholder Forum #5

The rapid development in the Mekong River region has placed a strong pressure on the Mekong Basin’s water and related resources. In line with the 1995 Mekong Agreement, the Member Countries (MCs) have come together to work for sustainable development of the Mekong River Basin and its resources in ...

U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial

The Lower Mekong partner countries are important strategic partners for the United States of America. Our increased engagement in LMI has fueled sustainable development and strengthened ASEAN as an institution. Thanks to our teams, LMI has been increasingly responsive to the needs of this subregion, ...

Association for Asian Studies calls for proposals for its annual conference

Program Committee for the Association for Asian Studies calls for Proposals for the AAS Annual Conference to be held March 21-24, 2019 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado. The conference welcomes proposals for Organized Panels, Roundtables, and Workshop sessions, in addition to Individual Papers proposals for the committees consideration. The ...

Discussion on the Implementation of the Joint Project “Lao-Thai Safety Regulations for Navigation”

A discussion on the Implementation of the Joint Project “Lao-Thai Safety Regulations for Navigation” will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 21, 2018. The meeting will bring together officials from the MRC Member Countries and representatives from the Secretariat to discuss the harmonization of navigation ...

6th Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Summit

The 6th Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Summit will be held at National Convention Center in Vietnam’s capital city of Ha Noi on 29 – 31 March 2018. The Sixth GMS Summit of Leaders, hosted by the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, carries the theme “Leveraging ...


World Sustainable Development Summit

The World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), organized by the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in India, will be held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi from 15/02/2018 to 17/02/2018.  The summit aims to accelerate action towards sustainable development and especially climate change. At WSDS, UNCCD will organize ...


The 149th GRIPS Forum “Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS): A New Way of Cooperation and its Contributors”

The 149th GRIPS Forum “Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS): A New Way of Cooperation and its Contributors” will open on January 22, 2018 in Tokyo.Mr. Noritada Morita, Former Director-General of Asian Development Bank, is speaker of the forum. Registration for the forum is available by 17:00 on 21 ...


ADB Launches Instagram Photo Contest on Development Progress in the Mekong Subregion

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on January 8 launched a photo contest on Instagram to showcase the development progress in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and demonstrate how a focus on increased regional cooperation and integration can improve people’s lives.The online photo contest, which will be ...

The Asian Development Bank

Joint Committee Working Group Meeting on CEO’s Performance Appraisal

Joint Committee Working Group Meeting on CEO’s Performance Appraisal will be held on January 4, 2018 at the Office of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR.The meeting is to discuss and obtain a concrete roadmap for the second year of Chief Executive Officer’s ...

Mekong River Commission

Joint Press Communiqué of the Third Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Foreign Ministers' Meeting

1. The Third Lancang-Mekong Cooperation(LMC) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting was held in Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, China on 15 December 2017. H.E. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International ...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (China)

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