Mekong co­op­er­a­tion leads to net­work of con­nec­tiv­ity

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of­fi­cials and work­ing teams.

Thai Prime Min­is­ter Prayut Chano-cha, who co-chaired the meet­ing with Li, called the gath­er­ing a “new chap­ter” in the Lancang-Mekong co­op­er­a­tion process.

For­mer Chi­nese am­bas­sador to Cam­bo­dia Zhang Jin­feng said, “The mech­a­nism will not only ben­e­fit the six na­tions, but also boost the in­te­gra­tion of the As­so­ci­a­tion of South­east Asian Na­tions.”

China is the big­gest trad­ing part­ner of Cam­bo­dia, Myan­mar, Thai­land and Viet­nam, and the big­gest source of in­vest­ment in Cam­bo­dia, Laos and Myan­mar. China’s bi­lat­eral trade with the five na­tions reached $193.9 bil­lion last year.

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Premier Li Ke­qiang con­sults with yuan Long­ping (left), known as “the fa­ther of hy­brid rice”, dur­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion on Lancang-Mekong co­op­er­a­tion in Sanya, Hainan prov­ince, on Wed­nes­day.

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