Mekong countries push sustainability

Vietnam Net

A prosperous and environmentally sustainable Mekong region would build a strong and united ASEAN and contribute to maintaining peace, stability, co-operation and development in Asia and the world, Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son said at a meeting of the Lower Mekong countries held in HCM City on Thursday, April 25.

“We believe in the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) and its great potential and the benefits its advancement can bring about,” he added.

The two-day working-group meeting, which will end today, addresses trans-boundary issues, regional integration and the development gap in ASEAN member countries.

Hosted by Viet Nam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the US Department of State, the meeting welcomed participants from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and the US as well as representatives from the “Friends of the Lower Mekong” and the ASEAN Secretariat.

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