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The 5th Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Senior Officials' Meeting Held Successfully

Post time:2017-10-28

On October 28, 2017, the 5th Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Senior Official's Meeting was held in Kunming, Yunnan. The meeting was co-chaired by Acting Chinese Senior Official for LMC and Director-General of the Department of Asian Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Xiao Qian and Cambodian Senior Official and Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia Sok Siphana and attended by senior officials or representatives of senior officials from Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam. All participants exchanged views on the process of the LMC, future plans for LMC development and preparatory works for the series of important meetings in the next stage and others at the meeting.

Xiao Qian expressed that not long ago, the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was convened successfully, at which the top-level design for China's diplomacy in the new era was made. General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that China will deepen relations with its neighbors in accordance with the principle of amity, sincerity, mutual benefit, and inclusiveness and the policy of forging friendship and partnership with its neighbors. Since the first LMC Leaders' Meeting in March, 2016, the development of the LMC has enjoyed rapid progress, achieving prominent outcomes and showing exuberant vigor and broad prospects. The Chinese side will, under the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress, enhance cooperation with countries along the Mekong River, focus on the future, forge ahead and make progress, constantly elevate the level of the LMC, and strive to build a community of common destiny for countries along the Lancang-Mekong River, and forge it into an exemplary and demonstrating model for the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

Representatives of the five countries along the Mekong River congratulated on the successful convening of the 19th CPC National Congress, and spoke highly of the vital significance of the LMC as well as its cooperation progress. They commended the important leading role China has played and expressed the willingness to intensify cooperation with China, so as to jointly push the LMC for greater development and make new contributions to narrowing the gap of regional development and advancing the development and prosperity in the region.

Source: https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/wjdt_665385/wshd_665389/t1506508.shtml