09.07.2020, 06:02

Japan, Vietnam to co-host Mekong – Japan Ministerial Meeting

Japan, Vietnam to co-host Mekong – Japan Ministerial Meeting
Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh will co-chair the 13th Mekong – Japan Ministerial Meeting with Japanese FM Toshimitsu Motegi

The Japanese Foreign Ministry made the announcement in a press release on July 8.

According to the press release, regional ministers will discuss cooperation between Japan and five Mekong sub-regional countries in health care, including issues related to infectious diseases, and the strengthening of the Japan-Mekong economic relations after COVID-19 is brought under control.

It said Japan and the Mekong sub-regional countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam are working towards the three goals of realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), building a free and open Indo-Pacific, and coordinating with the Ayeyawady – Chao Phraya – Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy, based on the three pillars of the Tokyo Strategy 2018 for Mekong – Japan Cooperation, which was adopted at the Mekong – Japan Summit in Tokyo in 2018.