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PM orders meticulous preparation for GMS, CLV summits

Update: March, 08/2018 - 10:20
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has urged the organising board of the 6th Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS-6) Summit and 10th Cambodia-Laos-Việt Nam (CLV-10) Development Triangle Summit to prepare for these events. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất

HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has urged the organising board of the 6th Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS-6) Summit and 10th Cambodia-Laos-Việt Nam (CLV-10) Development Triangle Summit to prepare for these events.

Speaking at a meeting yesterday, the PM highlighted that the summits, which are scheduled from March 29 to March 31 in Hà Nội, are among the three largest multilateral events to be held in Việt Nam this year as they offer opportunities to State leaders to discuss measures to boost trade and investment and ensure security and sustainable use of the Mekong water resources.

Meticulous preparations for the events are significant to affirm Việt Nam’s increasing role and prestige in the region, he said, emphasising media work to raise public awareness of the importance of co-operation in the GMS and the Cambodia-Laos-Việt Nam Development Triangle.

The GMS co-operation was initiated in 1992, encompassing Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Việt Nam, and China’s provinces of Guangxi and Yunnan. Over the years, the co-operation has been expanded to cover various fields with the aim of making it easy for co-operation for development among the members.

Meanwhile, the CLV Development Triangle co-operation was set up in 1999 to spur the development of border provinces of the three neighbouring countries. The co-operation has been stepped up over the past years, thus promoting economic-trade ties and contributing to shifting economic structures and boosting connectivity among the three economies.

Following the success of the APEC Việt Nam 2017, the hosting of the GMS-6 and the CLV-10 will continue to affirm the country’s rising position in the international arena as well as its more active contributions to the co-operation mechanisms in the region. — VNS

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