Mekong-Korea cooperation spearheads sustainable development

Ahead of the inaugural Mekong-Republic of Korea Summit and ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit next year, the two sides can benefit together by tackling the development challenges of the future, according to a group of experts at the sixth Mekong-ROK Business Forum on Dec. 13 in Seoul. 

“Korea attaches great significance to its partnership with the Mekong region,” said Second Vice Foreign Minister Lee Tae-ho in a speech. “Considering its abundant natural resources and young labor force, it has great potential. The Mekong region has a special place under Korean President Moon Jae-in’s New Southern Policy, under which Seoul seeks stronger cooperation with Southeast Asia through the three pillars of people, prosperity and peace.”

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