Special exhibition in Myanmar marking seventh anniversary of Lancang-Mekong Cooperation

YANGON, March 25 (Xinhua): An exhibition marking the seventh anniversary of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) was held in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar, this week according to a release from the Chinese embassy in Myanmar.

The exhibition showcased the achievements of the LMC projects implemented by 16 ministries and agencies of Myanmar, the release said.

Speaking at the event, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of Myanmar U Than Swe praised the LMC's contribution to the regional sustainable development and its assistance to the people of Myanmar.

He also expressed gratitude to China for the LMC Special Fund, stressing the importance of LMC principles in maintaining regional peace and stability and enhancing socioeconomic development in the region.

The LMC Special Fund supported more than 600 projects in the region and made contributions to regional development. The special fund financed 92 projects in 34 sectors of Myanmar, bringing tangible benefits to the people of Myanmar, the release said.

Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai said that he believes that the unity and cooperation of the six Lancang-Mekong countries will create a better future for the region.

The six LMC countries have carried out fruitful cooperation regarding the three pillars of political security, economy and sustainable development, and social and people-to-people exchanges, he added.

Nearly 200 guests from Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, and representatives from Myanmar's relevant departments attended the event.

The LMC consists of six countries -- China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The Lancang River originates from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in southwestern China. It is called the Mekong River as it flows through the other five countries before emptying into the sea. - Xinhua

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