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MFA Welcomes China's Initiative in Tackling Mekong Issues

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is set to attend a summit on Mekong River with China and five other riparian countries next week, the foreign ministry said Friday. The 3rd Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Summit will be held entirely online on Monday due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, ministry diplomat ...

Khaosod English

Mekong Countries Must Confront China Over Dam Impact, Experts Say Ahead of China-Led Meeting

China’s extensive damming of the upper Mekong River has reduced water flows, threatening downstream countries Cambodia and Vietnam with environmental harm and food shortages, said experts in advance of a summit meeting of the multilateral  Mekong-Lancang Cooperation group. The summit, to be held on Aug. 24 ...

RFA’s Khmer and Vietnamese Service. Written in English by Richard Finney.

Cambodia and China set to sign Mekong-Lancang Fund agreement

Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and Wang Wentian, Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia are scheduled to sign the 7.2-million agreement on the cooperation projects of the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Special Fund at the ministry today, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry statement. The statement said that under the ...

Khann Chanvirak

Mekong-Lancang cooperation contributes to addressing regional challenges

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on February 20 suggested that the Mekong-Lancang cooperation (MLC) should contribute to consolidating coordination between countries in handling regional challenges and bringing about long-term benefits for people. The mechanism should aim for strengthening the economy’s resilience in the face ...

Mekong – Lancang Business Forum 2019 focuses on agribusiness

The Mekong – Lancang Business Forum 2019, themed “Promoting Agribusiness and Investment in Processed Food Sector”, took place in Ho Chi Minh City on November 7. The event was co-organised by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Thai Ministry of Commerce and the Mekong Institute. Speaking ...

Push to boost cross-border economic ties with Mekong-Lancang countries

Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on Monday (October 7) that the Cabinet has approved a proposal for cross-border economic ties under the Mekong-Lancang cooperation framework. The director-general of the Department of Trade Negotiation has also been given the job of visiting Laos on October 8 to ...

Riverside nations adopt Mekong action plan

Leaders of the six countries sharing the Mekong River on Wednesday adopted a five-year plan of action on sub-regional cooperation. As expected, the first day of the two-day summit did not discuss the Chinese request to dynamite islets and shoals in the Mekong off Chiang ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

VN Prime Minister to attend 2nd Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Summit

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will lead the Vietnamese delegation to the second Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Summit, to be held on January 10 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Keep reading ...

VietnamNet Reporter

Laos urges infrastructure development in Mekong Basin countries

Laos has suggested that cooperation between the Mekong Basin countries and China focus on the development of infrastructure for improved connectivity and to bolster commercial production. The proposal was made by the Lao delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Saleumxay Kommasith at the ...

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