(Phnom Penh): Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia will lead a high-level delegation to attend the 8th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy Summit (8th ACMECS) and to chair the 9 Cambodia- Lao PDR-Myanmar-Vietnam Summit (9th CLMV Summit), in Bangkok, Thailand, from 15 to 16 June 2018.
The Cambodian dignitaries to accompany Samdech Techo Prime Minister will include H.E. Mr. Prak Sokhonn, Senior Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Mr. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister, Minister of Public Works and Transport, H.E. Dr. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, H.E. Mr. Pan Sorasak Minister of Commerce, and H.E. Dr. Say Samal, Minister of Environment, as well as other members of the Royal Government of Cambodia.
The 8th ACMECS Summit will be held from 15-16 June 2018 under the theme “Towards an Integrated and Connected Mekong Community” and will be chaired by His Excellency General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand. The leaders participating in the 8th ACMECS Summit will discuss how to enhance competency to generate stronger economic growth along borders, to minimize economic development gap as well as to contribute to strengthening peace, stability and ASEAN integration as a whole. At the end of the summit, three important documents will be adopted, namely: List of Prioritized Projects, ACMECS Master Plan 2019-2023, and Bangkok Declaration
In the framework of the 8th ACMECS Summit, Samdech Techo Prime Minister will also attend the ACMECS CEO Forum during which he will deliver a key note speech, focusing on enhancing ACMECS cooperation and integration On 16 June 2018, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN will chair the 9th CLMV Summit which will be participated by H.E. Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, H.E. Mr. U Win Myint, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and H.E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. H.E. Mr. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of ASEAN has also been invited to attend this Summit.
Under the theme “For Greater Economic Integration and Connectivity”, the leaders participating in the 9th Summit will review the progress of the CLMV cooperation over the past years and discuss how to further harness member countries economic potentials and enhance cooperation in priority areas in order to achieve sustainable and inclusive development in the region and promote infrastructure and people-to-people linkages, thereby contributing to the development of the ASEAN Community. At the end of the 9th CLMV Summit a Joint Statement will be adopted, to be followed by a Press Conference by Samdech Techo Prime Minister. Chair of the Summit.
It is worth noting that members of the CLMV cooperation framework have witnessed rapid economic growth thanks to the reform efforts of their respective leaders to liberalize and facilitate economic and trade exchanges in combination with other incentive factors such as low labor cost, favorable demographic trend and strategic location.
On the sidelines of the 9th CLMV Summit, Samdech Techo Prime Minister Hun Sern will attend a working breakfast with H.E. Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith and H.E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
While staying in Bangkok, Samdech Techo Prime Minister Hun Sen will also have a bilateral talk with His Excellency General Prayut Chan-o-cha in order to strengthen and further deepen cordial and productive bilateral relations between Cambodia and Thailand.