Cambodia is committed to reinforcing the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) diplomatic mechanisms for the benefit of all six member states.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn reaffirmed the stance in a press statement on March 24.
“Let me reiterate Cambodia’s commitment to reinforcing the MLC mechanism, so that it can deepen the bonds of friendship and mutual support between the Mekong countries and China, in the spirit of promoting sustainable development, social and cultural ties between our peoples,” he said.
Comprising six members – Cambodia, China, Lao, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – the MLC was established in 2015 with a focus on diplomacy, cooperation and support between the nations that share the Mekong River waters.
Through open consultations, Sokhonn said the MLC had delivered concrete results in terms of its contribution to the socio-economic development of the countries in the sub-region, all the while strengthening ASEAN community building efforts.