It was agreed at the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit meeting held in 2018 October to designate 2019 as Mekong-Japan Exchange Year to increase the friendship and cooperation between Japan and Mekong countries.
Mekong-Japan Exchange Year 2019 was designated under Mekong-Japan cooperation program for the development of social and economic sectors in Mekong region countries. Mekong-Japan cooperation program was started in 2007 with participating member countries Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam and Japan.
The aim of Mekong-Japan Exchange Year is to strengthen friendship between Japan and Mekong countries, exchange economic and culture and to increase travel sector works.
The logo for Mekong-Jana Exchange Year will depict Mekong River and the sun representing Japan. The logo was created by Mr. Toru Narumi from Hokkaido, Japan and was approved at 10th Mekong-Japan Summit meeting.
The logo will be used in Myanmar-Japan bilateral cooperation activities and Japan-Mekong cooperation activities throughout the year 2019.
Organisations, entities and businesses cooperating and working with Japan want to commemorate the Mekong-Japan Exchange Year in their activities during 2019 are to obtain permission and register. These activities will be shown in Mekong-Japan Exchange Year 2019 website’s Event Calendar.
Details about requesting permission and application form can be obtained at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Organizations and Economic Department, SRCD Section (phone 067-3412447) and Embassy of Japan in Myanmar Information and Culture Section, Natmauk Road, Bahan Township, Yangon, phone (+95)-(01)-549644-8, fax (+95) (01)-549643, email [email protected] Requirements are also posted at https://www.mm.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html it is learnt.
(Translated by Zaw Min)