September 20, 2017

Union FM attends First Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

The Myanmar delegation led by U Wunna Maung Lwin, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs, arrived back here by air on13th November after attending the First Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Jinghong, Yunnan Province, China, on 11-12 November.
On 11th November, the Union Minister accompanied by the Myanmar Ambassador to China and members of the Myanmar delegation, met Mr.Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of China at the Sheraton Xishuangbanna Hotel. The two Foreign Ministers cordially discussed matters relating to bilateral relations between the two countries and exchanged views on the First Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and related issues.
On the morning of 12th November, the Union Minister met Mr.Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand at the Sheraton Xishuangbanna Hotel. The two Foreign Ministers discussed matters relating to further enhancing the bilateral relations and economic cooperation between Myanmar and Thailand.
Next, the Myanmar delegation led by the Union Minister for Foreign Affairs attended the First Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.
The meeting announced the official launching of the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Framework and welcomed the Concept Paper on Mekong-Lancang Cooperation. The Foreign Ministers from Mekong-Lancang countries had an in-depth exchange of views on promoting cooperation under the Framework. A joint press communiqué was also issued after the meeting.
During the stay at Jinghon, the Myanmar delegation together with other delegations from Mekong-Lancang countries visited Jinghong Hydro-power Station and paid homage at the Xishuangbanna General Buddhist Temple.
The first Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting was convened following the initiative put forward by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the 17th ASEAN- China Summit held in Myanmar on13th November 2014 to establish a new mechanism of cooperation among six Mekong-Lancang countries comprising of Cambodia, China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam.

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