Laos Seeks Cambodia’s Support for 3rd MLC Leaders’ Meeting

AKP Phnom Penh, January 12, 2018 –The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) has requested Cambodia to support the organisation of the 3rd Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Leaders’ Meeting in 2020.

The request was made by H.E. Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Lao PDR, during a bilateral meeting with Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, at the Peace Palace, Phnom Penh, yesterday afternoon, H.E. Kao Kim Hourn, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister told reporters after the talk.

The Lao leader also admired Cambodia for successfully hosting the 2nd MLC Leaders’ Meeting, which ended with remarkable outcomes.

Cambodia handed over a paddle, the symbol of the co-chairmanship of the MLC Leaders’ Meeting, to Laos on Jan. 10 evening, at the conclusion of the 2nd MLC Leaders’ Meeting, marking the end of its two-year co-chairmanship with China as permanent co-chair.

LMC was launched in 2015, and its first leaders’ meeting took place in March 2016 in Sanya, China’s Hainan province. This summit was based on three pillars – political and security issues, economic and sustainable development and socio-cultural issues. There are also five key priority areas – connectivity, production capacity, cross-border economic cooperation, water resources and agriculture, and poverty reduction.

By So Sophavy