Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will visit Cambodia from Apr 4 to 5 to attend the 3rdMekong River Commission (MRC) Summit to be held in Siem Riep on Apr 5.
Prime Minister Thongloun’s visit is in response to an invitation from his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen, according to the Press Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
PM Thongloun is also expected to hold bilateral talks with Vietnamese premier Nguyen Xuan Phuc and host Prime Minister Hun Sen.
The 3rd Summit, which focuses on the theme ‘Enhancing Joint Efforts and Partnerships towards Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Mekong River Basin’ will be held after a preparatory Ministerial Meeting on 4 April and an International Conference of stakeholders on 2-3 April 2018.
The Summit objectives are to provide the prime ministers of member countries opportunity to reaffirm highest political commitment to the 1995 Mekong Agreement and the mandate of MRC as a unique treaty-based inter-governmental river basin organisation for Mekong cooperation; recognise the progress, contribution and achievements of MRC in fostering cooperation and managing transboundary issues; recognise the important role that development and management of water and related resources play in the Mekong River Basin for the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and provide directions for enhancing joint efforts and partnerships for achieving the SDGs by the Mekong countries, and significant priorities and results for the MRC to achieve in the remainder of the Strategic Plan period and beyond.
Source: Lao News Agency