Interview: Vietnamese expert sees promising prospects for Lancang-Mekong Cooperation

Closer cooperation among the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) countries, which will hold their third leaders’ meeting via video link on Monday, can help address regional challenges timely and effectively, and bring long-term benefits to their peoples, a Vietnamese expert said.

The six LMC countries of China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam have seen the cooperation gain initial achievements in five key priority areas of connectivity, production capacity, cross-border economic cooperation, agriculture and poverty alleviation, and water resources, said Hoang Quoc Dung, a member of the executive board of the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment.

“As an ordinary resident in the Mekong sub-region, I’m impressed by achievements in the priority area of agriculture and poverty reduction,” Dung told Xinhua in an interview.

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