|The Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) of the CLV Development Triangle Area opened in the southern province of Bình Phước on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Chí Tưởng|Viet Nam News
BÌNH PHƯỚC — The Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) of the Cambodia-Laos-Việt Nam (CLV) Development Triangle Area (DTA) opened in the southern province of Bình Phước on Tuesday.
The event was chaired by Nguyễn Thế Phương, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Mao Thora, head of the Cambodian senior officials’ delegation and Songkan Luangunithon, head of the Lao senior officials’ delegation.
Delegates lauded the traditional friendship between the three countries and the 13 localities in the DTA in particular, considering the relationship an important factor for stability and development in each country.
They agreed to maintain the sustainable development triangle area as committed by the three Prime Ministers at the ninth CLV Summit in Siem Riep, Cambodia, in November 2016.
At the meeting, participants noted the outcomes of the 11th Investment-Trade and Tourism Promotion Forum for the Cambodia-Laos-Việt Nam DTA on Monday and the 7th Cambodia-Laos-Việt Nam DTA Youth Forum.
The heads of the delegations emphasised the importance of strengthening ties in conducting research on sustainable development, sharing experience in making climate change-related policies and transferring technology and experts in natural resources management and biodiversity preservation.
They agreed to build an action plan to implement the socio-economic development master plan of the CLV DTA during 2010-20.
Việt Nam proposed Cambodia and Laos support Vietnamese enterprises’ projects in the countries and encourage their investors to come to Việt Nam to invest in Bình Phước Province and the four Central Highlands provinces of Đắk Nông, Đắk Lắk, Gia Lai and Kon Tum. — VNS