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MRC champions synergies and genuine win-win partnerships from Mekong frameworks and initiatives

Cooperating with Mekong-Lancang Cooperation framework, re-establishing a cooperation framework with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and reviving collaboration with Greater Mekong Sub-region were among key topics the Mekong River Commission’s Expert Group on Strategy and Partnership discussed yesterday during its kick-off meeting in Vientiane. Keep ...

Laos highlights importance of ASEAN cooperation

New Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Laos to ASEAN Ekkaphab Phanthavong has highlighted the role of ASEAN in the international arena and how the bloc will benefit Laos. The New Ambassador delivered his speech while presenting Letter of Credentials to ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi in Jakarta ...

News Desk

Commerce Min signs MoU on Mekong-Lancang Cooperation

The Ministry of Commerce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Projects of the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Special Fund with the Government of China, and another Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of development projects with Mekong Institute.  Keep reading ...

NNT Reporter

Mekong cooperation: making a problem bigger

When asked about his success as a soldier and politician, US President Eisenhower said: “Whenever I run into a problem I can’t solve, I always make it bigger. I can never solve it by trying to make it smaller, but if I make it big ...

Jake Brunner/Brian Eyler

Six decades of water cooperation puts Mekong basin on track to achieve SDGs

In September 1957, representatives from the four countries in the lower Mekong basin met in Bangkok to take the first steps towards cooperative development and management of their shared water resources. The agreement they signed established the Mekong Committee, the predecessor of the Mekong River ...

Pham Tuan Phan

Laos steps up cooperation with GMS countries for rail connectivity

Laos continues to cooperate with neighboring countries for sustainable railway connectivity in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) while pursuing its dream to transform the country from landlocked to land-linked, local daily Vientiane Times reported Monday. Keep reading ...

Chengcheng

China deepens Lancang-Mekong environmental protection cooperation

The Lancang-Mekong Environmental Protection Center has been inaugurated in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province. The center aims to deepen cooperation in environmental protection between the six countries along the river, known in China as the Lancang River. Keep reading ...

Xiang Bo

Can the countries of the Mekong pioneer a new model of cooperation?

Over the last two years, the China led Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Mechanism has used everything from a “bulldozer approach” to engaging with local communities to deal with tensions over development projects. Keep reading ...

Wang Yan

$66b invested in Greater Mekong Sub-region: ADB official

The Greater Mekong, including Việt Nam, is expected to have a colossal US$66 billion poured in to strengthen regional economic co-operation in the next five years, said an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official on Tuesday. Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Increase cooperation ‘will benefit Lancang-Mekong inhabitants’

The Lancang-Mekong River, which stretches for nearly 5,000 kilometres, plays such a big part in our lives. It is a gift from nature and embodies a natural bond of mutual support. Our cooperation came into being because of our shared river, and the proper use ...

Lyu Jian

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