PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends 10th Mekong-Japan Summit
Updated : Tuesday, October 09, 2018 5:06 PM (GMT+0700)

VietnamesePrime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc joined leaders of Japan and the Greater MekongSubregion (GMS) countries at the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit that opened in Tokyoon October 9.

From right: Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, Myanmar
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, Lao PM Thongloun Sisoulith
and Cambodian PM Hun Sen pose for a photo at the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit in Tokyo
on October 9 - Photo: VNA

Other leaders at the eventare Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, Cambodian PM Hun Sen, Lao PM Thongloun Sisoulith,Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

At the summit, the leadersare set to discuss measures to promote Mekong-Japan cooperation in line withthe regional and global situation so as to contribute to peace, stability andprosperity in the region and the world.

They will look into recommendationssubmitted by the 11th Mekong-Japan Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on theestablishment of three new main pillars of the Mekong–Japan cooperation. 

The leaders will alsodeliberate the Tokyo Strategy 2018 for Mekong-Japan cooperation. With theresolve of Japan and the GMS countries, the summit is expected to create a newlandmark in the bilateral cooperation with the approval of the Tokyo Strategy2018, which will set up orientations for Mekong-Japan cooperation between 2019and 2021.

So far, Japan and the fiveGMS nations have convened nine summits and 11 economic ministers’ meetings,reaching many concrete agreements and outcomes.

This time’s summit aims toreview the 10-year development of the Mekong-Japan cooperation mechanism andthe three-year implementation of the New Tokyo Strategy 2015, which hasresulted in notable outcomes in infrastructure building, environmental protection,disaster management, climate change response, and people-to-people exchange.

In 2015, Japan pledged 750billion JPY in official development assistance (ODA) for the GMS countries tocarry out the New Tokyo Strategy 2015 so as to promote the countries’connectivity through high-quality infrastructure projects.


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