Mekong cooperation leads to network of connectivity
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.