The upcoming third Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) leaders’ meeting is crucial to fighting the COVID-19 and setting direction to promote post-COVID-19 socio-economic development in the sub-region, Cambodian experts have said.
The third LMC leaders’ meeting will be held via video link on Monday. The LMC, initiated by China in 2014, consists of six countries, namely China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.
Joseph Matthews, senior professor at the BELTEI International University in Phnom Penh, said the upcoming meeting is very important. “I think the meeting will deliberate and discuss the LMC collective efforts in addressing the COVID-19 crisis and strategically planning on how to promote socio-economic development and recovery in the post-COVID-19 era,” he told Xinhua.