Vietnam contributes to dynamic, prosperous Mekong sub-region

Vietnam has been making practical contributions to turning the Mekong sub-region into a dynamic and prosperous economic area via CLMV and ACMECS cooperation framework, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has affirmed. As the 8th Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam Summit, the 7th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy Summit and the World Economic Forum on Mekong are taking place in Hanoi on October 25-26, the Deputy PM wrote an article on the CLMV and ACMECS cooperation frameworks. According to Minh, Vietnam, as the east gateway of the Mekong sub-region, is an indispensable component of the East-West Economic Corridor and the South Economic Corridor. The country has proactively proposed and implemented many ideas, contributed to the drafting of numerous important documents, and promoted initiatives for the sub-region’s development, while providing development assistance to other countries in the region, including assistance in terms of human resources and infrastructure. In the CLMV framework, Vietnam has created a CLMV scholarship fund which offers dozens of scholarships to students from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar each year. The programme is appreciated by beneficiary countries which have recommended extending it during 2016-2020.