Thai cabinet approves draft ACMECS declaration


An aerial view of the Mekong river, which separates Thailand and Laos, in Vientiane on Tuesday 22 March 2005. Photo: EPA

The Thai cabinet has approved the draft Nay Pyi Taw Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS), according to a report by Xinhua on 16 June quoting a deputy government spokesman.

The cabinet has given the green light to the draft declaration as well as the draft ACMECS Plan of Action 2016-2018, according to Weerachon Sukontapatipak.

The ACMECS member states, including Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, are expected to sign the two documents at the 6th ACMECS Summit in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar from June 22 to 23.

The documents are aimed at pushing forward cooperation in eight fields among the five countries located along the Ayeyawady, Chao Phraya and Mekong rivers, including trade and investment, agriculture, industry and energy, transportation, tourism, human resources development, public health, and environmental conservation.

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