PM Phúc attends Mekong-Japan Su妹妹it in Thailand


PM Phúc attends Mekong-Japan Su妹妹it in Thailand

BANGKOK — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, leaders of other Mekong countries and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the  一 一th Mekong-Japan Su妹妹it in Bangkok on the evening of November  四.

The leaders highly valued cooperation between the Mekong region and Japan, saying after  一 一 years, the relationship has prospered with hundreds of joint projects contributing to the development and prosperity of both sides.

PM Phúc attends Mekong-Japan Su妹妹it in Thailand

Mekong countries spoke highly of Japan’s support in promoting regional connectivity through the “Partnership for quality infrastructure” and “A decade towards the green Mekong” initiatives.

The participating countries co妹妹itted to stepping up the implementation of the Tokyo Strategy  二0 一 八 in tandem with the realisation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Indo-Pacific, and the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Master Plan.

The leaders agreed to enhance connectivity and stressed the significance of economic development in combination with environmental protection, easing the consequences of natural disasters, increasing adaptability to climate change, and sustainably using and managing the Mekong River.

They also agreed to boost cooperation with the Mekong River Co妹妹ission to realise the goal of a green Mekong and the “Mekong-Japan Initiative for SDGs towards  二0 三0” and utilise the Fourth Industrial Revolution in socio-economic development in the Mekong region.

The leaders lauded the Japan-US Mekong Power Partnership (JUMPP) initiative that supports sustainable energy development in the Mekong.

Regarding economic cooperation, they underlined the urgent need for digital connectivity between Mekong economies and Japan, and highly valued the ratification of the Mekong Industrial Development Vision (MIDV)  二.0.

Addressing the su妹妹it, PM Phúc applauded Japan’s assistance to Mekong countries and said the relationship has significantly contributed to peace, stability and prosperity in the Mekong and Southeast Asia.

He also proposed development orientations for the Mekong-Japan collaboration, saying the two sides should optimise capital sourced from the private sector, increase resources for the green Mekong target, improve infrastructure quality in Mekong countries, and develop high-quality human resources.

The PM used the occasion to reiterate the consistent stance of Việt Nam and ASEAN on the East Sea (or the South China Sea) issue and highlighted the significance of the sea in the region.

He called on countries to respect international law and the  一 九 八 二 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ( 一 九 八 二 UNCLOS), practice self-restraint and engage in dialogue for security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation, thus building the East Sea into an area of peace, stability and prosperity.

At the end of the su妹妹it, the leaders adopted the joint statement of the  一 一th Mekong-Japan Su妹妹it and the Mekong-Japan Initiative for SDGs towards  二0 三0. — VNS




PM Phúc attends Mekong-Japan Su妹妹it in Thailand