PM attends Summits in Myanmar
VGP – PM Nguyen Tan Dung left Ha Noi on June 22 for Myanmar to attend the seventh Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Viet Nam (CLMV) Summit and the sixth Ayeyawady -Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy Summit in Nay Pyi Taw at the invitation of Myanmar President Thein Sein.
With politics and security in the Greater Mekong Subregion being kept stable, nations in the Subregion have maintained a remarkable economic growth rate of around 6-7% per year.
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which will be formed at the end of 2015, will create a number of opportunities as well as challenges for its members, especially the CLMV, in socio-economic development and narrowing development gaps.
Earlier, the sixth CLMV Summit, held in June 2013 in Vientiane, Laos, reviewed the implementation of action plans in 2011-2012 and discussed measures to enhance cooperation in the framework of the CLMV.
Leaders highly valued efforts of Ministers in launching cooperative programs, including the completion of economic cooperative projects in the CLMV Action Plan in 2011 and 2012 and the establishment of the Joint Plan on tourism cooperation.
In November, 2008, Viet Nam successfully organized the fourth CLMV Summit. At the event, alls sides consented to promote cooperation in fields of trade, investment, transport, agriculture, industry, energy, tourism and human resource development as well as encourage the participation of the private sector and businesses in cooperation process.
All the delegates agreed to facilitate member countries’ businesses to cooperate and invest in the processing industry, mining, hydro-electricity, infrastructure development, services and logistics. Other nations praised Viet Nam’s establishment of the CLMV Scholarship Program.
The Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy Summit, including five nations of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam, aims to strengthen economic links to increase competitiveness and narrow the development gap.
At the fifth ACMECS Summit in Vientiane in March 2013, the Vientiane Declaration and the ACMECS Action Plan in the 2013-2015 phase were approved. Accordingly, the cooperation between the ACMECS countries was closely attached to the establishment of the AEC and the implementation of the overall plan to connect the ASEAN.
The Action Plan showed specific cooperative orientation in such areas as industry, energy, tourism, trade, investment, agriculture, human resource development, transport, health, social security and environment.
Viet Nam hosted the third ACMECS Summit in November 2008. At the Summit, a Declaration was ratified, setting to enhance and create favorable conditions for further investment and trade, especially regional investments, to cope with challenges and disadvantages of the world economic downturn. In addition, a working group on environment was set up.
Viet Nam’s participation in the CLMV Summit and the sixth Ayeyawady -Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy Summit is aimed at stepping up cooperation in terms of trade and investment, regional connection, protecting water resources, human resource development as well as raising her status and role in the Greater Mekong Subregion and consolidating her relations with other nations in the region in general and with Myanmar, in particular.
Source: VGP News