Four Documents To Be Adopted in 2nd MLC Leaders’ Meeting Next Week

Four documents are expected to be adopted during the Second Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting scheduled to take place in Phnom Penh on Jan. 10.

According to a press release of the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation made public this evening, the documents include Phnom Penh Declaration of the Second Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting, Five-Year Action Plan of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation 2018-2022, Joint List of 2nd Batch of Cooperation Projects, and Reports of the Six Joint Working Groups of Priority Areas.

Themed Our River of Peace and Sustainable Development, the forthcoming event will be co-chaired by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and his Chinese counterpart H.E. Li Keqiang with Lao Prime Minister H.E. Thongloun Sisoulith, Myanmar Vice President H.E. Myint Swe, Thai Prime Minister H.E. Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha and Vietnamese Prime Minister H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc in attendance.

The six leaders of the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation 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 Second Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting 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.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the Handover Ceremony of Chairmanship to Lao PDR will be held to be followed by the Joint Press Conference of the Co-Chair.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press