Five countries pledge to work for promoting socio-economic development in subregion

2 excerpts from China View: … The two-day ACMECS foreign ministers meeting was held in Myanmar’s second largest city in the last two days. It was preceded by senior officials meeting and attended by representatives of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

During the meeting, the foreign ministers also exchanged views on cooperation in areas such as trade and investment facilitation, agriculture, industry, energy, transport linkages, tourism, public health and human resources development.

The Ayeyawaddy-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy ACMECS program was agreed upon at the first ACMECS summit of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand held in Myanmar’s ancient city of Bagan in November 2003 with the participation by heads of governments of the four countries. Vietnam joined the ACMECS in 2004.

The ACMECS program provides for cooperation in five main strategic areas of agriculture, industry, trade and investment, transport, tourist and human resources development … (full text).

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