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Commemorative event held to mark the7th Anniversary of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation




Commemorative event held to mark the7th Anniversary of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation

(23-3-2023, Nay Pyi Taw)

In honour of the 7th Anniversary of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation falls on March 23, the Exhibition on the Achievements of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Special Fund Projects in Myanmar was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs followed by the commemorative reception at the M-Gallery Hotel today afternoon.

​​ Admiral Tin Aung San, Deputy Prime Minister and Union Minister of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Than Swe, Union Ministers from the MLC Special Fund Projects implementation ministries,Ambassadors and Diplomats from the Embassies of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Member States, Deputy Ministers and Senior Officials attended the commemorative event.

Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Than Swe and the Heads of Mission from the Embassies of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation cut the ribbon to signify the opening of the Exhibition on the Achievements of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Special Fund Projects in Myanmar. The dignitaries observed the exhibition on the outcome of 92 MLC Special Fund projectsimplemented by seventeen Ministries in 34 cooperation areas.

After that, the reception of the 7th Anniversary of the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation was also held at the same hotel. At the reception, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Than Swedelivered a commemorative address in which he praised the benefits of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation in pursuit of regional sustainable inclusive development as well as valuable assistance to the peoples of Myanmar through Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Special Platform. He also highlighted the importance of MLC principles in the maintenance of regional peace and stability, and also for the promotion of socio-economic development for the Mekong-Lancang Region. The Union Minister expressed his appreciation to the contribution of China to the MLC Special Fund.

H.E. Mr. Chen Hai, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Myanmar ‌also delivered commemorative speech.

The commemorative photo was taken and the Video Clip Presentation featuring activities of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation in Myanmar was presented at the occasion. During the dinner, the cultural troupe from the Fine Arts Department of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture entertained the attendee with cultural performances. A flower bouquet was presented to the cultural troupe by the Admiral Tin Aung San, Deputy Prime Minister and Union Minister of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Than Swe and H.E. Mr. Chen Hai, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Myanmar.

Mekong-Lancang Cooperation was established on 23rd March 2016 with an aim to cooperate for the regional sustainable inclusive development by the six member countries which are Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam. Myanmar and China have been taking responsibilities as the current Co-Chairs of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Nay Pyi Taw

23rd March 2023

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