The 2nd Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Leaders’ Meeting began on Wednesday’s afternoon in Phnom Penh, under the theme of Our River of Peace and Sustainable Development.
The meeting was co-chaired by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang with the participation of Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Myanmar Vice President Myint Swe, Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, according to the Cambodian news agency (AKP).
The six MLC leaders will discuss key issues to develop the Mekong sub-region with strong focus on the commitment to maintain peace, stability, sustainable development and prosperity of the Mekong sub-region.
The leaders will also stress the importance of the socio-economic development of sub-regional countries in terms of enhancing the well-being of their people, narrowing the development gap among countries in support of the ASEAN Community building as well as advancing South-South cooperation to further contribute to the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, according to the news agency.
MLC will help bringing ASEAN’s older and newer members closer in terms of economy, politics, culture and religion, Sok Siphana, Government Advisor and Senior Official of Cambodia for MLC, was quoted as saying by the Cambodian news agency.
The 3rd MLC Leaders’ Meeting will be hosted by Lao PDR.
LMC was launched in 2015, and its first leaders’ meeting took place in March 2016 in the Chinese province of Hainan.
Source: Lao News Agency