(Phnom Penh): Prime Minister Hun Sen this afternoon led 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 the Prime Minister include Prak Sokhonn, Senior Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister, Minister of Public Works and Transport, Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, Pan Sorasak Minister of Commerce, and 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 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.
On 16 June 2018, Prime Minister Hun Sen will chair the 9th CLMV Summit which will be participated by Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, U Win Myint, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, 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 Prime Minister Hun Sen, Chair of the Summit.