Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc will attend the 8th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy Summit (ACMECS 8) and the 9th Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Việt Nam Summit (CLMV 9) in Bangkok, Thailand from June 15-16.— VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc will lead a Vietnamese delegation to the 8th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy Summit (ACMECS 8) and the 9th Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Việt Nam Summit (CLMV 9) in Bangkok, Thailand from June 15-16.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on June 11 that the PM will attend the summits at the invitation of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.
ACMECS is a cooperation framework between Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Việt Nam that seeks to utilise the member countries’ diverse strengths and promote balanced development in the sub-region. It was established in April 2003 under the initiative of then Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
Việt Nam officially joined the summit in 2004 during the first ACMECS ministers’ meeting, which was held in Thailand in November of that year.
The CLMV is an open cooperation mechanism aiming to promote the potential and advantages of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Việt Nam, and call for support from other ASEAN countries as well as partners for the four countries.
The CLMV Summit was first held in 2004. — VNS