Mekong-Japan cooperation enters a new dimension

The Mekong region is emerging to be a new growth center as well as a strategic frontier for Asia due to its relatively high economic performance, deepening regional integration, and complex interdependence within the region. With the intertwining of economic dynamism and geopolitical competition, Mekong countries have been largely practicing economic pragmatism together with a strategic diversification strategy in their engagement with major powers.

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