Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in Cambodia’s Phnom Penh International Airport at noon on January 10 to attend the second Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Leaders’ Meeting.
Among prominent guests welcoming PM Phuc included Cambodia’s Tourism Minister Thong Khon, Cambodian Ambassador to Vietnam Prak Nguon Hong and Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh, among others.
The PM then came to the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh where he is scheduled to meet his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen.
In the afternoon, Phuc will partake in the plenary of the second MLC summit, and have meetings with other delegation heads.
The MLC is a sub-regional cooperation mechanism that was jointly established in 2016 by six countries along the Mekong River, namely Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
With the theme “Our River of Peace and Sustainable Development”, the second summit will review cooperation among the countries over the last two years, discuss future cooperation orientations, and hear reports from working groups.
The member countries are expected to adopt the Phnom Penh Declaration and the five-year Action Plan for Mekong-Lancang cooperation in 2018-2022.