Mekong countries discuss measures to boost region’s development

Leaders of the five Mekong countries discussed measures to promote cooperation and make the region more dynamic and competitive at the two summits that convened in Hanoi on October 26. The capital is hosting both the 8th Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam Summit and the 7th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy Summit. The CLMV 8, themed Seize Opportunities, Shape the Future, focuses on opportunities and challenges for economic development of the four participating countries, and measures to boost their cooperation in improving competitiveness and regional integration. The ACMECS 7, themed Towards a Dynamic and Prosperous Mekong Subregion, discusses stepping up cooperation among the ACMECS member countries – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – to narrow development gaps in the Mekong sub-region and to ensure sustainable development. 

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