GMS 6 and CLV 10 a success for Vietnam

Sunday, 2018-04-01 13:43:51
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Followed by the success of APEC 2017, Vietnam's hosting of GMS 6 and CLV 10 continuously affirms the country's increasing status and its active role and contributions to the regional cooperation mechanisms.
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NDO – The sixth Greater Mekong Subregion Summit (GMS-6) and the 10th Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Summit on Development Triangle Area (CLV-10) successfully wrapped up after two effective working days in Hanoi from March 30-31.

This is one of the largest multinational events to be held in Vietnam in 2018 with the participation of more than 2,000 delegates, 200 conglomerates and businesses, and nearly 300 journalists.

With the theme "Leveraging 25 years of cooperation, building an integrated, sustainable and prosperous GMS," commemorating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the GMS, the GMS 6 Summit identifies the direction for cooperation in building a Mekong subregion of peace, prosperity, integration, and sustainable development for people.

The event was attended by leaders from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, China, Myanmar, and Thailand, and representatives from international organisations such as the President of the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank Managing Director, and the Secretary-General of ASEAN.

The event offered an opportunity for leaders to discuss measures on strengthening investment cooperation, regional connectivity, trade facilitation, sustainable management, and use of natural resources.

The first-ever GMS Business Summit was a highlight of this year’s GMS 6 agenda.

The business summit is a special event initiated by the hosts, Vietnam, to promote dialogues between businesses and the States, as well as connecting businesses in the region and around the world.

In addition, sideline sessions also attracted the participation of a great number of experts, scholars, financial institutions, and entrepreneurs from the region.

The leaders from Quang Ninh province exchanged with businesses’ representatives on the sidelines of the conference.

Meanwhile, the CLV 10 gathered three neighbouring countries Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia for a review of the implementation of the Master Plan for the Socio-Economic Development of the CLV Development Triangle Area (DTA) for 2010-2020, and a discussion on future cooperation, especially in strengthening connectivity among the three economies.

The event is an opportunity for Vietnam to affirm its commitment and contribution to the Mekong cooperation mechanisms in general and the CLV in particular, as well as to promoting regional cooperation to serve socio-economic development goals.