Vietnam calls for fair, sustainable use of Mekong River resources

Vietnam has asked all riparian countries of the Mekong River to act together in using its water and other resources in a fair and sustainable manner.

“We believe that along with the legitimate interests in utilizing the water resources of the Mekong River for development, countries need to have a mutual responsibility in using the water source and resources fairly and sustainably, ensuring the balanced interests for all countries, for the prosperity and sustainable development of the region,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said Thursday.

She was responding to questions raised at a regular press meet about the impacts of China launching a trial run of the Jinghong dam from January 1 to 4.

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