China FM: Lancang-Mekong cooperation will benefit residents

Wang Yi (centre left) and Myanmar's Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin (centre right) join in the reopening ceremony of the refurbished Zhou Enlai Pavilion in Bagan, Myanmar, on July 3, 2022. - Xinhua

BAGAN, Myanmar (China Daily/Asia News Network): China called for upgrading Lancang-Mekong cooperation to deliver more tangible benefits to people in the area and set a good example for regional cooperation, State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday (July 4).

China will carry out 100 projects for Mekong countries to promote agricultural technology and provide safety examinations for 20 reservoirs and dams to ensure flood control, food, water supply and ecological security for 70 million people in the Mekong River basin, he said.

The Mekong River is known as the Lancang where it flows in China.

Wang said China welcomes the five countries to join in the international lunar research station hosted by China and would provide training for them.

China will offer 2,000 academic scholarships to Mekong countries and provide training opportunities for 2,000 people from the five countries, Wang said.

The foreign ministers welcomed China's six plans and projects for Mekong countries. They stressed that China's two initiatives complemented Lancang-Mekong cooperation and are of significant importance to tackling current global challenges.

They pledged to deepen cooperation in major areas to advance inclusive and sustainable development for Lancang-Mekong cooperation and build the six countries into a community safeguarding sovereign equality and multilateralism.

The meeting reviewed the Five-Year Plan of Action of Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (2023-27) and witnessed the releasing of a joint communique as well as four other joint statements.

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